Popular author Eileen Siriwardena passes away

Popular author Eileen Siriwardena passes away

Popular author Eileen Siriwardena passes away

Written by Tharushan Fernando

20 Jan, 2016 | 10:37 pm

Eileen Siriwardena who was a popular author and an educationist, passed away on Wednesday morning.

Eileen Siriwardena, who began her professional career as a teacher, went on to serve as the principal of Samudra Devi College in Nugegoda and Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, rendering a great service in the field of education.

She was an individual equipped with the knowledge of both Sinhalese and English Languages and made her contributions with the pen through the works of Ahasin Polowata, Weralin Sayurata, Katharin Etharata, Kshema Bhumiya, Balan Harima Kadathurwa, and many other books.

She was one of the inaugural script writers for Sirasa Ranga Sabhawa on Sirasa FM.

Eileen Siriwarden, wife of the late Administrative Officer Deshamanya D. B. I. P. S. Siriwardena, was also presidential award winner. She passed away at the age of 87 after serving as a Consultant to many government organisations including the Education Ministry.

Her remains will lie at her residence in Nugegoda until Friday, for the public to pay their last respects. The funeral of the late Eileen Siriwardena will take place in Borella, on Sunday.

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