Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

2017-06-23 16:14:36

Dr. Saman Kelegama, the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 58 in Thailand today, Sri Lankan Embassy in Thailand confirmed.  

He was a leading economist and an alumnus of Royal College, Colombo. Dr. Kelegama served as a Research Fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies prior to be appointed as the Executive Director in 1995. 

  Comments - 11

  • kan Friday, 23 June 2017 16:41

    A big loss. RIP.

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    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 23 June 2017 16:47

    "Deepest sympathy." Sri lanka lost another scholar.

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    Bala Friday, 23 June 2017 16:59

    Wonderful person humble educated and conducted himself well at all times. So sad to hear. Niwan pathami.

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    NADARAJAH Friday, 23 June 2017 17:12


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    Rohan Friday, 23 June 2017 17:26

    Is it due to a heart-attack??We have the right know because he is a public figure.RIP.

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    Priyanga Dunusinghe Friday, 23 June 2017 17:26

    This is a sad news. He helped a number of young researchers and academic to enhance their research capacity and educational qualifications. He is a very kind and a great human being. Moreover, he played his role as a great economist who played always independently regardless who is in power. Indeed, Sri Lanka lost a great son who could have served many years to come. We missed you Sir. May you attain nibbana. Priyanga DunusingheSenior Lecturer/Department of EconomicsUniversity of Colombo

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    Lalith Friday, 23 June 2017 17:35

    Oh! A great loss to the country!

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    DillonDP Friday, 23 June 2017 17:40

    A fine gem for we had got, it was a pity you had to leave us all at this young age sir, we will miss you and your wealth of knowledge and experience. a real loss to our country.

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    Manu Tissera Friday, 23 June 2017 17:49

    A great personality, a true professional. Such a great loss for the country. Sad indeed. RIP Dr. Kelegama

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    Rajan Friday, 23 June 2017 17:50

    We salute you Sir, for the service you provided to Sri Lanka and the way you carried yourself as a gentleman in the society. May your soul rest in peace.

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    Samson Friday, 23 June 2017 20:05

    I am saddened to hear this shocking news. He was an intellectual and a nice human being. His passing away is a big loss to the country. My thoughts are with his family and close friends at this difficult time.

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