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Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera has passed away from COVID-19, his family confirmed a short while ago. 

He was 65 years of age and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. 

According to hospital sources, Mangala was receiving care in the intensive care unit for several days and was responding well. However he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday night and suffered another cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He was put on the ventilator but succumbed to the virus. 

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  • Theepan Dran Tuesday, 24 August 2021 11:57 AM

    One of the modern politician.. Sri Lanka does not deserve you. RIP

    Rene Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:00 PM

    RIP one of forward thinking man we had though bit extreme Now all understand delta is the wheels of destiny grind

    Senarath Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:00 PM

    කනගාටුදායක තොරතුරක්. අනික් අය අතර ඍජුව හෝ වක්‍රව වංචා දුෂණවලට චෝදනා නොලබපු එක දේශපාලකයෙක්. ගොඩක් වෙලාවට ඇත්ත එලෙසෙම කීමට ගොස් විවාදයට ලක් වුවෙක්.

    Sam Lesha Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:01 PM

    Sad it's an untimely death, Rest In Peace !

    DEA Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:02 PM

    May he Rest in peace

    Hari M Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:02 PM

    RIP, great guy

    Sam J Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:02 PM

    A great loss for the country! One gentleman amongst all the corrupts.

    Mohan Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:03 PM

    RIP Mangala.

    Citizen Shortage Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:03 PM

    RIP Dr Mangala ! Great communicator, statesman and an intellectual.I remeber feeling very happy when he reduced the beer price in his budget speech.

    Long live Domocracy Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:04 PM

    "Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts" May his sould rest in peace.

    Anthony Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:04 PM

    Sad News and a big loss. Eternal Rest Grant on to him O lord. May he rest in Peace.

    kana Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:04 PM

    my god R I P

    Max Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:06 PM

    නිවන් සුව ලැබේවා!

    Francis Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:07 PM

    One of the last remaining person who can do real challenges to Sri Lanka.

    DHA Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:09 PM

    RIP ...

    Lankas Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:10 PM

    Deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

    Ravi Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:11 PM

    Our deepest sympathies.

    kukula Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:12 PM

    Great loss to the country. RIP.

    Prof. K. Jayawardana, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:12 PM

    What a loss to the country and to the people! He brought Sri Lanka to a high level of international recognition from the mess.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 24 August 2021 12:13 PM

    Rest in peace we are going to miss in a bid way.

    RIP Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:24 PM

    Covid is taking away only the good and honest whereas the Criminals and Corrupt Politicians are spared.

    Shehan Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:24 PM

    You may attain supreme bliss of nibbana Mr.Mangala. Sri Lanka not deserves to get your service. Only corrupted old politicos still running around this nation.

    AHROORAN SACHI Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:26 PM

    The man who was always fighting for democracy. May his soul rest in peace. You will always live in our hearts. Good bye gentleman

    Separate hulla Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:28 PM

    Cinnamon sticks and democracy what a combination and co sponsoring a anti Sri Lanka motion are part of the legacy. Not to mention the campaign for gay rights Anyway Rip.

    Sana Wednesday, 25 August 2021 03:06 PM

    @SeperateHulla, That is because he believes in harmony amoung different ethnicities. The move would have viewed by the International community as a step towards reconcilliation. It would have bought more prosperity to the country. One day Sri Lanka has to come clean whether you like it or not. Enjoy the ride with the hardliners till it last.

    Maqs Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:28 PM

    A GENTLEMAN POLITICIAN..

    Mithun Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:31 PM

    He is a respected politician and straightforward person. It is a great loss. Great people never live long. Rest In Peace Mr.Mangala.

    Puvi Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:33 PM

    Good people are going why

    Lion Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:35 PM

    It is sad to see When imbeciles are ruling this nation the one belonged to good stock leaving the land never to return.

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:36 PM

    My condolences. A friend of the country from Berlin (Germany

    Leel Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:43 PM

    There are no more active honest politician in this country.

    Sub Rupan Tuesday, 24 August 2021 01:56 PM

    A gentleman has gone. May his soul rest in peace

    Johan Tuesday, 24 August 2021 02:01 PM

    One of the best politician in the history if Sri Lanka. There is no replacement for him at the moment

    sanjeewa Tuesday, 24 August 2021 02:06 PM

    A great personality. We miss you. RIP

    ala Tuesday, 24 August 2021 02:11 PM

    RIP Mangala. You are the politician and the statesman our country needed the most. Always forward thinking and articulate in the vision you believed for the country. Will miss you.

    LeeChild Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:00 PM

    One of the very few better politicians among the many rotten ones. RIP.

    Colin Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:03 PM

    Death ruthless death how fast you throw Fatal darts on whom we adore Mangala your innings several over the ropes. You now left us suddenly bereft of hopes

    CHOLMONDELEY PINTO Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:03 PM

    Was he vaccinated fully and with what vaccine?

    Mohamed Marikkar Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:12 PM

    One of the matured politician that Mother Lanka produced. May his soul rest in peace.

    AIA Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:16 PM

    Certainly a great loss to the nation . One gentleman politician

    R.Suntharalingam Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:27 PM

    A peace dove always . A remarkable personality who was making his mark as one following the middle path. Our heartfelt condolences.

    SEYED SHERALI Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:28 PM

    He was candid in his views and never feared the clergy or the corrupt politicians. It is a sad day for Sri Lanka

    Kathir Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:29 PM

    One of the best finance minister that Sri Lanka has lost,very intelligent in communication and well appreciated by IMF . May his Soul Rest In Peace.Well qualified gentleman to gouvern this country.

    Ratnam Nadarajah Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:33 PM

    Mangala will be missed by all for his sincerity and grit Lanka has lost a true patriot. Let his immortal soul rest in peace

    Hussain Rahumathullah Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:38 PM

    A man of principles and liked by everyone. He didn't deserve to live in a corrupted country like Sri-Lanka. RIP

    Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:41 PM

    A sad loss.. his honesty about the country and himself was brave and appreciated by those care about truth and decency.

    vithura Tuesday, 24 August 2021 03:53 PM

    A decent politician of the indecent lot, may his soul rest in peace!

    Sivakumar , Jaffna Hindu Tamil Tuesday, 24 August 2021 04:41 PM

    Probably the only Sinhalese Politician other than Dudley Senanayake, who never had even an iota of hate against the Tamils.

    Kanagasabapathy Balendra Tuesday, 24 August 2021 04:46 PM

    Mangala! you wanted to 'live and let live' but you let others live and passed away. PITY.

    SRI RAJASKANTHAN Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:09 PM

    Humble Politician with powerful thoughts. Rest in peace.

    Sammy Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:20 PM

    RIP! A courageous politician who presence was very much needed in Sri Lankan politics at this time.

    Jaliya F Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:24 PM

    Rest in Peace Sir

    Brian Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:31 PM

    Out of Box thinker. Great loss to the country. A gentleman among hooligans. RIP

    Daya Jay Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:38 PM

    Though very rare in Sri Lankan politics, we would like to think he was a decent, sincere politician. May he attain the Supreme Bliss of Nibbana

    Ramesh Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:45 PM

    A moderate politician. Rest in peace sir!

    King Tuesday, 24 August 2021 05:48 PM

    He is a Politician who didn't Rob.

    Shihan Tuesday, 24 August 2021 06:37 PM

    A great voice lost, RIP sir

    EP Tuesday, 24 August 2021 07:05 PM

    RIP

    Hayder Haneen Tuesday, 24 August 2021 08:43 PM

    Really i feel so sad and devastated Mangala was a gentleman who fought for the rights of the people of his country. His legacy will remain in our heart forever Bye bye our beloved man

    Truth matter Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:09 PM

    Great politician Sri Lanka ever produced.

    Nimal Silva Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:15 PM

    Rest In Peace Minister - very sad new a Gentleman


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