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Senior Journalist Bandula Jayasekera passes away

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Senior Journalist, Newspaper Editor and Diplomat Bandula Jayasekera has passed away at the age of 60 this morning. 

He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News and as a columnist for Midweek Mirror and Daily Mirror for a short period of time.

He has also served as a diplomat in Australia, Canada and also as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York.

  Comments - 18

  • How Sad Friday, 05 March 2021 12:57 PM

    Died at the age of 60! Why so young?

    Shehan Friday, 05 March 2021 01:04 PM

    Dear Bandula you're remembered for ever. True legend of our time. You may attain suprime bliss of nibbana.

    Damith Wickramanayake Friday, 05 March 2021 02:18 PM

    One if the best , honest journalist we lost . He was battling cancer and he was very brave to come and openly discuss it for the benefit of the humanity..Theruwan Saranari !!!

    Ranaweera Friday, 05 March 2021 02:26 PM

    Bandula is one of few diplomats who tried to correct Sri Lanka 's image in the western countries which had been tarnished by LTTE diaspora through 80% false propaganda. He was admired by moderate Tamils as well.

    Dave Ka Friday, 05 March 2021 03:38 PM

    RIP , gentle gentleman. Trinity college’s finest

    Menik Neydorff Friday, 05 March 2021 03:54 PM

    It is with great sorrow that i read this news, I was such a great fan of his PATHIKADE program on Sirasa channel. I got up daily looking forward to his excellent, interesting take on such a diverse variety of subject matter, whether it was politics, Arts, or just on ordinary people. He will be greatly missed....

    Priyantha De Mel Friday, 05 March 2021 04:25 PM

    You may attain suprime bliss of nibbana..! Served well for his country...

    German Friday, 05 March 2021 04:43 PM

    # Ranaweera, reading all your ridiculous and ignorant comments, I am sure you have never been outside Sri Lanka

    Aran Friday, 05 March 2021 06:04 PM

    Heartfelt condolences In SriLanka good people never long live

    Noor Nizam Friday, 05 March 2021 06:10 PM

    May God AllMighty bless "nibbana" according to the Buddhist belief - "Jannathul Firdouz" according to Islam. Bandula was a "diplomatic commodore" who fought the LTTE front lobby groups onslaughter of Sri Lanka's sovereignty in Canada during his tenure as the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto. Even though there were only a handfull of us, dedicated Sri Lankan patriots who were with him in his mission for his "Maathruboomiya", he fought the battle to the end, then. It is sad that Sri Lanka has lost a great "warrior" journalist diplomat today. Noor Nizam - Canada.

    dickie Bird Friday, 05 March 2021 08:18 PM

    German may have got tonked by Bandula's corrections.......... Understood. German has now got his Get Out of Jail Free Card. Bandula... May your Soul rest In Peace. Thank you.

    Edward Ranasinghe Friday, 05 March 2021 09:15 PM


    Buddhist Friday, 05 March 2021 09:17 PM

    Bandula whom I met in Jan 2020 at the Hospital told me that the politician whom be backed let him down badly when he fell sick and it was only Maharajah Rajamahendran who paid for all his medical expenses. True colours of our so called popular politician.

    Ranaweera Friday, 05 March 2021 09:57 PM

    Reply to German , I have been to more countries than you can imagine. I have seen how LTTE deceived Canadian politicians by showing Kataragama devotees as torture of Tamils. I have seen how Bandula did one to one meetings with those politicians with proof that those LTTE guys were lying most of the time. If you live in Sri Lanka now Micheal, thank Gotabhaya that you can walk on the street without fear of LTTE bombs. Same for Tamils in the North who have proper life after 30 years.

    Charles Perera Friday, 05 March 2021 11:30 PM

    A Good man you were, Bandula. It was a pleasure to see you in Pathikada. aurevoir.

    Mathanamutha Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:51 AM

    @Noor Nizam: It was easy for anyone as the LTTE was a liability to the Tamils at that time. Now the table has changed and you know what I mean!

    David Dias Saturday, 06 March 2021 02:33 AM

    May your Soul rest in Peace in Heaven.

    Abhaya Premawardena Saturday, 06 March 2021 04:59 AM

    May attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana Bandula You were a great servant of this country and a Great Trinitian.

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