Feb 08, 2017

Sripathi to be commemorated

The 9th commemoration of late deputy minister - Sripathi Sooriyarachchi will be held at the Borella Cemetary on Feb. 09 at 4.00pm.

Floral tributes are to be paid during the event.

Born in September 08, 1962, Mr. Sooriyarachchi was killed in a road accident on Feb 08, 2008. Three others were killed in the accident which was later deemed as suspicious.

Although he was a prominent force in bringing Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in 2005, he defected from the government with Mangala Samaraweera after functioning as a deputy minister for just several months.

They formed the political party SLFP Mahajana Wing soon afterwards and Mr. Sooriyarachchi functioned as the national organiser of the party.