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Final rites of Thewarapperuma to be held on Friday

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Colombo, April 17 (Daily Mirror) - According to the family members, the funeral service for former Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma is scheduled to take place this  Friday (10).

He had experienced an electric shock yesterday while attempting to connect two electrical wires at his residence and had passed away after being admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.

He had already prepared his burial plot in Kalutara for him to be laid to rest. His last wish was for his burial to take place within 24 hours of his death and his remains to be taken for burial on his own carriage.

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  • LK Wednesday, 17 April 2024 10:48 AM

    a simple and kind person even in his peaks of fame and power. He never boasted, exploited, and looted the public money in his post. A great social service man and a great human being. Many of our MPs are addicted to power, influence, money, and pride, he was a simple service and he leaves a legacy for all. He stood for humanity beyond his race, religion, and color, he is indeed, honest and polite .. May God bless him

    DJ Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:02 AM


    RV Pillai Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:19 AM


    nadarajah Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:10 AM

    great friend of the tamil people -very helpful and a simple person

    Zaid Aboobucker Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:11 AM

    Sad and shocking news. Can never forget how he stood for and helped Muslims during the aluthgama riots. He projected a different image but really a man who stood for principles. A loss to Sri Lanka

    Thiru Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:41 AM

    Good people do not live for long. He is a great human and a humble politician. All MPs should follow his principles to overcome the financial crisis.

    A Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:54 AM

    Good man may he rest is peace.

    Jaffna Logic Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:14 PM

    A wonderful and a brave human being , an ideal candidate to be a Sri Lankan president. He would have overcome all obstacles and solved all the ethnic problems and united the country. And equally importantly a person like him leading the country ,India wouldn’t have dared to intervene in Sri Lankan affairs. He had the unique traits of a genuine hero .

    Be Fair Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:16 PM

    How nice to see so many nice comments about a Politician. Yes, he was a Good Man. Gone too soon. Rest Easy now

    D.P. Thambithurai - Retired Teacher Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:41 PM

    Which party he represented is immaterial, but he had won the confidence of all the people of his area and treated all communities equally, this is the best quality he had. May his precious soul rest in peace in heaven.

    W.M. Jayatillake Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:44 PM

    He was a very simple person who comes out and help out of the way with his own money if anyone is in trouble. I know pretty well for so many Estate Tamil children he had bought books, shoes etc., out of his own money unlike other dirty politicians who rob the money and donate for petty politics.

    Janaka S Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:47 PM

    Either Ranil wins or lose no one is bothered but we were sure if Palitha's victory if he contests...

    Dr. W.M. Bandaranayake Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:52 PM

    Day of mourning should be declared by the Govt. on Friday in lieu of Mr. Palitha Thewarapetumma - Attention: President

    Deen Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:21 PM

    During peak Covid he had being preparing meals and distributing for the poor by himself.

    NV Jen Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:34 PM

    One of the cleanest politicians who vociferously defended minorities and the oppressed. May his soul rest in peace.

    Pathmaranjan Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:50 PM

    Very human person.

    Citizen Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:03 PM

    My deepest condolences to his family. He was good human being and soul. Sometimes god takes good souls also earlier to treat them better. Rest in peace.

    roobarbie Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:11 PM

    Rest in Peace , Palitha. We will miss you honesty and wit.

    Shera Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:47 PM

    These comments are refreshing. Not a single negative comment about Mr.Palitha, and it is indeed incredible for a politician of Sri Lanka to be given such honour. May his soul rest in peace and may God comfort his family..

    Palipala Hangotti Wednesday, 17 April 2024 06:24 PM

    One of the gentle humans within 225 unhumans!

    Dee Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:40 PM

    A wonderful character. Rest In Peace!

    Marie Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:15 PM

    Simplicity , integrity and kindness are these words ever used to describe any other politician? RIP Mr. Thewarapperuma. Condolences to the family.

    ahmed Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:44 AM

    Sad to hear this news. he is a kind person with a beautiful soul . May Allah bless his soul :)

    Zak Thursday, 18 April 2024 03:09 AM

    Kind soul who worked tirelessly for the disadvantaged families. I think he is the only person loved by many people nationally. May he attain the ultimate bliss of Nirwana

    Askar Thursday, 18 April 2024 05:00 PM

    A different politician. always help to poor and speak bravely RIP

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