Former Minister and UPFA National List MP A.H.M. Azwer passed away at the age of 80 at a private hospital in Colombo today.
Mr. Azwer was a journalist and a teacher before pursuing a career in politics.
He started as a member of the LSSP in 1950, A UNP member in 1955 and then joined the SLFP in 2008.
He took oath as a Memeber of Parliament on February 17, 1989.