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Bala Tampoe passes away

2014-09-01 11:11:38
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Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union and a member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP).


  Comments - 22

  • Fayad Monday, 1 September 2014 11:24

    RIP sir , A true union leader, I saw him last month driving his volkswagen in Kollupitiya

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    Spitfire Monday, 1 September 2014 11:30

    Firebrand of all time. A true fighter of principles & a man of principles. May you rest in peace.

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    Gota D Monday, 1 September 2014 11:36

    The last of the Mohicans! They dont come like this any more!! He will be missed by many.

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    maddy Monday, 1 September 2014 11:40

    A brilliant example for the present day union leaders. Specially to the state health sector union guys.

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    Grace Monday, 1 September 2014 12:17

    RIP. I was a member of his union. he upheld his principles at all costs.

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    Siriwardene Monday, 1 September 2014 12:41

    Thanks to him the private sector employees have benefits in their work places.

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    Sylvia Haik Monday, 1 September 2014 12:47

    I remember Bala Tampoe from when working as a young trainee assistant at Millers. His passion for the workers was sincere and made me a life long trade unionist. May he rest in peace.

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    shiraz Monday, 1 September 2014 12:50

    certainly we missing a great gentleman,union leader, a real fighter of the lab ours
    and workers.my deepest sympathy.

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    Nihal B D Monday, 1 September 2014 12:50

    You will be remembered until my time ends, We fought for our rights you were in the front, thank you MrT

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    nimal Monday, 1 September 2014 16:52

    A great man with integrity via DM iPad app

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    nimal Monday, 1 September 2014 16:52

    A great man with integrity via DM iPad app

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    peace Monday, 1 September 2014 17:00

    Honorable Balatthmbu real man real union leader ever gentleman no politics lived for workers laborers. Unbelievable straight forward organizer. Deepest sympathies for his family and union members.

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    Patrick Paraman Monday, 1 September 2014 17:07

    My deepest condolence for his family there in Colombo Srilanka (I was a past member of his trade union)

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    Patrick Paraman Monday, 1 September 2014 17:07

    My deepest condolence for his family there in Colombo Srilanka (I was a past member of his trade union)

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    Shan Monday, 1 September 2014 19:12

    Brilliant lawyer.

    RIP

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    rosebud Monday, 1 September 2014 21:21

    A great example to us all. RIP. via DM Android App

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    M. Duraisamy Tuesday, 2 September 2014 01:39

    Our country will never get a Trade Unionist like Bala Tampoe.
    A real leader, great fighter, person with morel. My deepest sympathy

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    M. Duraisamy Tuesday, 2 September 2014 01:42

    Our country will never get a trade unionist like Bala Tampoe. He was a real fighter, man with principle. My deepest sympathy

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    Muthyavan. Tuesday, 2 September 2014 03:01

    The only true friend Sri Lankan workers has passed away. His name will be permanently marked in the history of Sri Lankan labour disputes. via DM iPad app

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    chan Tuesday, 2 September 2014 03:49

    My deepest condolence for this grate man who scarified his whole life to up lift the life of Working Man. He is a wise fighter in the democratic society. But no democracy in Sri Lanka.

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    caxton Tuesday, 2 September 2014 04:05

    RIP.Mother Lanka lost one more honest citizen.

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    Azee Tuesday, 2 September 2014 07:22

    A true Socialist- R.I.P. via DM Android App

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