Sanath Nishantha Last rites at Arachchikattuwa today



The final journey of the late State Minister Sanath Nishantha Perera, aged 48, takes place today at the Arachchikattuwa –Rajakadaluwa Catholic cemetery. The religious ceremony is set to commence at 1 p.m.

State Minister Nishantha met an untimely demise on January 25 around 2 a.m., as the SUV he was traveling in collided with the rear of a freight container truck on the Katunayake Airport Expressway. The fatal incident also claimed the life of Nishantha’s personal security officer, Police Constable Jayakody Anuradha (43). The driver, Prabhath Eranga, survived and is receiving treatment at the Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama. He has told Police that he was driving at a high speed.

Sanath Nishantha leaves behind his wife Chamari Perera and four children – Sanuthmi Jhoanna (12), Sadani Chiara (10), Suharshi Anne (9), and son Sahan Chamath Antonio (6).

Sanath Nishantha was elected to Parliament from the Puttalam District in 2015 and 2020 as a member of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Born on May 3, 1975, in Chilaw, he began his political journey by running for the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha in 1997 under the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ticket.

Despite not being elected, his perseverance led him to success in the Provincial Council Elections for the North Western Province in 2004.

During his tenure in the Provincial Council, Nishantha played pivotal roles, serving as the Minister of Fisheries, Highways and Power.

He ran for Parliamentary Elections in 2015 and secured 80,082 preferential votes, marking the beginning of his Parliamentary career. Sanath Nishantha assumed the role of State Minister of Water Supply from September 8, 2022, and also held the portfolio of State Minister of Fisheries during the Presidency of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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