Ceylon Workers' Congress (CWC) leader and former Minister Arumugam Thondaman (56) passed away a short while ago, sources confirmed.
Sources said he had reportedly fallen at his house and then was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Subsequently, he had reportedly died from a heart attack
Comments - 26
SL in Qatar Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:15 PM
Sincere Condolences go out to his Family during this trying time...
Dhevan Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:15 PM
R.I.P Sir, it's a great loss to the Upcountry.
DillonDP Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:28 PM
Oh what a pity...
Kapila Senaratne Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:39 PM
R.i.p Mr. Minister. Heart and prayers goes to his family and loved ones
Mfrumi Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:40 PM
Sad to hear
My condolences to his family
Ranjan Gurusinghe Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:20 AM
Leaders should set an example. Where is 2 meter rule. Hugging each other. Not a practical thing to do when Covid 19 is still not under control
Kumar Nathan Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:30 AM
Munsir Wednesday, 27 May 2020 05:41 AM
must check for covid. In china people died similar way
Warren Raed Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:14 AM
He did nothing for his people nor did he do anything for the country except that he made his family rich.
Kalu Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:59 AM
IS MR STATING TRUTH OR IS IT ONCE AGAIN COVERING THE VOTES OF INNOCENT UPCOUNTRY TAMILS.
Ananth Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:08 AM
My role model just left me
Sekar Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:17 AM
Ramasamy Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:29 AM
How come people without face masks and social distancing?
Cant these politicians be arrested
Sokrates Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:37 AM
The world is better without him.
Sambo Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:05 AM
This guy did nothing for the estate people. Was a pure moron.
ANTON Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:59 AM
DID THE MINISTER CONSUME ANYTHING IN MAHINDA'S HOME? THONDAMANS DEATH WILL BE A REASON FOR DRAGGING THE RS. 1000 ISSUE AND OBTAINING VOTES PUTTING FORWARD HIS SON OR NEPHEW IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS.
Kadupol Weerawansa Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:01 AM
Deepest sympathies. May his soul rest in peace. Sad, due to his sudden death SLPP will lose lot of Tamila votes.
Imaduwa Vithanage Edirisinghe Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:07 AM
While I mourn the death of a fellow human being, I would like to have a rational assessment of a major politician of the country. Mr Thondaman closely collaborated with the repressive bourgeois political establihment in Colombo irrespective of the governmental change over decades of his political life. If he stood by the estate working class whom he represented by now the daily wage of the worker in that sector would have been minimum Rs. two thousnd (Rs.2000/) in view of the rapidly hiking cost of living. Of course we need to establish the socialist republic of SriLanka and Eelam to win that very resonable demand on behalf of the estate working class!
Shehan Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:07 AM
RIP. My condolences to his family.
Raz Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:24 AM
As a human being I putty and empathise with his family But as a leader he was useless and selfish man !! Was in to drug , alcohol and women !! Seen him in person doing some of that !! Good riddance!! People of hill country lost nothing !!
Dr. Kannan Packianathan Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:47 AM
MR's expectations are blasted by his death, feel sorry for losing his life at this age due to over-drinking and committing bad deeds.
Prof. M. Duraisamy Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:00 PM
His grand father was indeed a Legend, but this man nothing to say much as his character was too bad, he mis-used the poor man's subscription money in millions for his luxury life - drinking
Up countrian from down under Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:09 PM
If he lived he could be the President of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister of India simultaneously.
Probably the God had a better plan.
Mike Johnson Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:48 PM
Probably not part of the MCU. RIP
Raj Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:06 PM
Killed? Food poison? Corona? Was there a proper autopsy? It's a death similar to Gamini Athukorala?
Saman Sunday, 31 May 2020 06:23 AM
RIP. But this was turned into a political media funeral
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