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Veteran journalist S. Piyasena passed away due to sudden illness at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital today.

He was 96. He was a father of four and an alumnus of the Ananda College, Colombo.

Mr. Piyasena authored the ‘Avarjana’ Column on Friday Lankadeepa newspaper.

Mr. Piyasena had the privilege to learn under Tibetan Monk Ven. S. Mahinda Thera and Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maithri Thera.

He had acted as the News Secretary to President J. R. Jayewardene and contributed immensely to increase the sale of Dawasa and Lankadeepa newspapers. (Jagath Ranathunga)

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  • anura Wednesday, 05 April 2017 02:14 PM

    A great journalist indeed. He had a great memory and was not feared to express his views. He lived in Sydney Australia too for a long period and contributed his views to the local Sinhalese news papers. A well respected father figure to all . May he attain Nibbana !


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