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3 November 2016 02:51 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s youngest daughter Sanjeewanie Indira Jayasuriya Dicker yesterday succumbed to a terminal illness in London, England.

Mrs. Dicker who was a mother of two, one four-years-old and the other one-and-half years, was at the age of 40 during her demise.

She was a Senior Marketing Manager at a private firm in the UK, and was married to Mr. Martyn Dicker, a Human Resource Specialist.

A past pupil at Devi Balika Maha Vidyalaya and St. Bridget’s Convent, Mrs. Dicker had completed her further education in Bradford University and London School of Economics.

The funeral will be held in the UK as per her last wish.



In March, this year UK’s Daily Mail online reported that how Indira who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 28 weeks pregnant (second child) risked her own life by refusing to have an early C-section to give her unborn baby 'the best chance'


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  Comments - 15

  • Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:27 PM

    Hon. Speaker our heartfelt sympathies for your family. We know your pain Sir... let your daughter's soul rest in peace with God.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:30 PM

    One after one bad news in the papers today. Indeed its shocking the whole SriLanka. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Sir.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:31 PM

    What a fate to lose a daughter of 40's. Oh God please console the demised family.

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:33 PM

    Yes indeed. As a token of respecting this SriLankan child, the whole nation should mourn.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:35 PM

    As a loving Father, we could understand the agony of our Speaker. He is a loyal and honest politician in our country. What a sad news....what a shocking news....

    Irene Subasinghe Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:52 PM

    My deepest sympathies to Hon Minister and family!"Life is uncertain, death is certain"Mrs Indira Dicker is a brave young mother. We should respect the way she has faced death! Worthiness of ones life is not measured by longevity but only by the qualities of ones character during lifetime. May she get a good birth where she can practice dhamma!!!

    Mason Thursday, 03 November 2016 02:09 PM

    Hon. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Mr. Martyn Dicker we express to you our deepest sympathies. May the Good Lord comfort you both and the families. Difficult to imagine the loss the two kids would feel in losing their Mom.

    TONY Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:36 AM


    Premalal Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:15 PM

    My heartfelt sympathies to the family. May she rest in peace.

    ashan Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:16 PM

    Saddening. Death and sickness are not news, but respect her sacrifical spirit. Sympathies to the family and her father.

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:37 AM


    Asanga Friday, 04 November 2016 05:14 PM

    Obata niwansuwa labewa !Kisima atmayaka mewan ledak nohadewa !

    RajaN Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:08 PM

    Loss of a child is a irreparable loss and great sadness to parents and the family. we mourn with them. May she rest in peace.

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