Former MP and diplomat Asitha Perera no more

2013-09-15 10:32:40

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera passed away today following a cardiac arrest around 10 a.m. at a private hospital in Colombo Mr.Perera was 54.

Former National List Parliamentarian from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, He served as a MP during President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s period.

Before his posting in Italy in September 2011, He was serving as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to South Korea from 2006 to 2009.

Mr.Perera’s body lies at residence, No 11, Police Park Avenue, Colombo 5 and the funeral will be at Borella Kanatte on Wednesday, September 18.   

  Comments - 20

  • sss Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:34

    Sad. looks like he was over weight. excercise people excercise

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    Sonali Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:40


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    Young Lanka Sunday, 15 September 2013 13:04


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    zavahir Sunday, 15 September 2013 13:24

    One of the most respectable politicians.

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    Asoka Weeraratna Sunday, 15 September 2013 18:09

    All the ungrateful Sri Lankans are responsible for this good Man's sudden death. May he attain nibbana.

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    T M Kurupu Sunday, 15 September 2013 18:58

    Clever and Educated politician no more. Loss to Mother Lanka.RIP.

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    Michael Sunday, 15 September 2013 19:12

    Sad, may the Lord comfort your family in this time of grief.

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    Thilanga Sumathipals Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

    Asitha was a great Human being, Sri Lanka lost a fabulous Diplomat especially at this hour of need. We are so sorry and Sad. Our sympathies to Ishani and the Children. Thilanga

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    faithful Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

    A rare find in today's ugly politics nipped in the bud. R I P

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    maya Monday, 16 September 2013 01:17

    Very Sad As A Person. Anusha You Must say something.

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    Dushyantha Peter Monday, 16 September 2013 02:32

    Knew him from age of 6 at school. A classmate and a friend. Better material as an Ambassador than most who hold the title these days. May he rest in peace. Deepest Sympathies to his dependants.

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    Young Lanka Monday, 16 September 2013 11:02

    Richard De Zoysa, Chanaka Amaratunga & Asitha Perera were good buddies. So sad, they all left so early. (Also,Guy de Alwis & Ranil Abeynayake crossed corridors with them)

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    Romeish de Mel Monday, 16 September 2013 04:12

    Huge shock buddy. May God Grant you eternal rest, and may he grant your family the strength to endure this tragic loss. Till we meet again old pal.

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    ss Monday, 16 September 2013 05:33

    can some one explain why he has behaved so aggressively when he was sacked from his position in Italy.(was it ugly politics?)
    seems to be a good fellow ,but something is fishy!!

    by the way RIP..

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    Vinod Lalvani Monday, 16 September 2013 06:11

    A real sad loss of a class mate and friend whom I had the privilege of knowing from the age of 07. A personality full of Character and forthrightness and most importantly Integrity. Farewell dear friend and may your soul have eternal peace. Deepest & sincerest condolences go out to his family in their hour of grief and loss.

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    Truth Monday, 16 September 2013 08:16

    He is very young . My condolances to his family.

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    james bond Monday, 16 September 2013 09:47

    good men have shorter time than bad men.

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    Ruwan Hulugalle Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:07

    Rest in peace to a great government servant and diplomat. Condolences to the family and wishing them strength in this difficult time. Ruwan

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    Rakitha Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:38

    R.I.P and we all will miss you one of the respectable personalities in todays politics...

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    Karu Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:48

    very sad...all the best Sri Lankan's die young

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