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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).

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  • Sylvia Haik Monday, 01 September 2014 12:47 PM

    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.

    caxton Tuesday, 02 September 2014 04:05 AM

    RIP.Mother Lanka lost one more honest citizen.

    chan Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:49 AM

    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.

    Azee Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:22 AM

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

    M. Duraisamy Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:42 AM

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

    M. Duraisamy Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:39 AM

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

    Muthyavan. Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:01 AM

    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

    Shan Monday, 01 September 2014 07:12 PM

    Brilliant lawyer.

    RIP

    rosebud Monday, 01 September 2014 09:21 PM

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

    Nihal B D Monday, 01 September 2014 12:50 PM

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

    shiraz Monday, 01 September 2014 12:50 PM

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

    nimal Monday, 01 September 2014 04:52 PM

    A great man with integrity via DM iPad app

    Siriwardene Monday, 01 September 2014 12:41 PM

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

    Grace Monday, 01 September 2014 12:17 PM

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

    maddy Monday, 01 September 2014 11:40 AM

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

    Patrick Paraman Monday, 01 September 2014 05:07 PM

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

    Patrick Paraman Monday, 01 September 2014 05:07 PM

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

    Gota D Monday, 01 September 2014 11:36 AM

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

    Spitfire Monday, 01 September 2014 11:30 AM

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

    peace Monday, 01 September 2014 05:00 PM

    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.

    Fayad Monday, 01 September 2014 11:24 AM

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

    nimal Monday, 01 September 2014 04:52 PM

    A great man with integrity via DM iPad app


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