Written by Lahiru Fernando
23 Jan, 2016 | 9:20 pm
The funeral of late Minister of Lands M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena was held in Kantale on Saturday, January 23 with full state honours. Politicians, including President Maithripala Sirisena visited the late minister’s residence on Saturday morning to pay their last respects .
Amidst those who were gathered to pay tribute, the remains of the late minster were taken in a procession to the Leelaratne Sports Ground, following which, religious observances were held.
A special message of condolence by the president was read out by Minister Duminda Dissanayake. The message reiterated the yeomen service rendered by M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena, who entered active politics by winning a seat in parliament from the Trincomalee district in 1989.
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