Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe (73) passed away at his brother's house in Kaduwela last night after a brief illness, family sources said.
Amarasinghe, the fourth leader of the JVP, led the party for nearly 25 years before resigning last year amidst claims that there was no democracy within the JVP and formed the “Janatha Sewaka Pakshaya”.
Janatha Sewaka Pakshaya's national organiser Jayantha Wijesinghe said the central committee of Janatha Sewaka Pakshaya and Mr. Amarasinghe's family members had decided to hold the funeral on Saturday (18) at the Borella cemetery.
He said Mr. Amarasinghe’s body would lie at his sister’s residence at Sinhapura, Battaramulla, for the people to pay their last respects.
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Comments - 8
ananda Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:21 AM
May he rest in peace. via DM Android App
Kakula Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:44 AM
Good guy and great speaker. Sadly fell into bad company at the later stage. We all make mistakes.
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:55 AM
A big loss to the joint opposition.
anja Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:00 AM
may attain nibbana..Ultimately he chose the right path which will pave the path to hevan.. via DM Android App
C.RatnaVadivel Saturday, 18 June 2016 11:00 AM
A smart politician, but at the end we find he made no positive contribution for the good of the country. Just another leader who lived on rhetorics and died, that's all.
Jesus Wednesday, 15 June 2016 02:03 PM
@anjaHow sure are you that he is in the right path , what ignorant comment
W.Milton Wednesday, 15 June 2016 02:05 PM
Test JVP terrorist for long years, that is without any accountability of political line of anarchism and loss of hundred thousands of youth in Sri lanka.
shanthapriya Wednesday, 15 June 2016 03:16 PM
very straight forward gentleman who never had hoppers with them before leaving JVP
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