General Denis Perera passes away

11 August 2013 07:59 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Former Army Commander Denis Perera passed away this morning in Colombo at the age of 83, sources said.

General Perera served as Army Commander from 1977 to 1981. He was later appointed Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia – with accreditation to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. General Perera was the Chairman (non-executive) of the Securities & Exchange Commission, Ceylon Tobacco Company, Blackwood Hodge Engineering and GTE Directories Lanka.

He was also the Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

The last rites of the late General Perera with full military honours will be held on 14 August 2013 at 1630 hours at the General Cemetery, Borella.


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  • Me Sunday, 11 August 2013 12:58 PM

    All have this end,but how many do remember ?

    limatc Sunday, 11 August 2013 08:39 AM

    AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN OF HIS DAYS

    Roger Sunday, 11 August 2013 10:55 AM

    Truly and Absolutely no doubt he was a supreme Officer and a Gentleman and will miss him and his great advice sadly

    Sanjay Karuna Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:16 AM

    We see so few like him in this Day and Age. Vale' Dennis Perera.

    Labby Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:26 AM

    Another proud product of St. Peter's College.
    Rest In Peace, brother !


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