Seventy ninth birth anniversary of Reggie Ranatunga commemorated

Seventy ninth birth anniversary of Reggie Ranatunga commemorated

Seventy ninth birth anniversary of Reggie Ranatunga commemorated

Written by Tharushan Fernando

22 Apr, 2016 | 9:25 pm

The 79th birth anniversary of the late Reggie Ranatunga, a renowned politician in Sri Lanka , was commemorated today, Friday, April 22. Born on April 22  in 1937, Reggie Ranatunga was appointed  SLFP Chief Organiser for the Minuwangoda Electorate in 1986.

He was elected to parliament for the first time in 1989, and held several deputy ministerial portfolios. He  also served as the Minister of Civil Aviation Services and the Minister of Food and Marketing Development. He served as the Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province as well as the Deputy General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Floral tributes were paid at his memorial in Udugampola on his 79th Birth Anniversary today, under the auspices of Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunga.

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