Sri Lanka: Senior journalist passes away

The demise of ‘Sathhanda’ associate-editor Prabhath Weeraratne

( July 8, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Associate-editor of ‘Sathhanda’, a Colombo based weekly newspaper, Mr. Prabhath Weeraratne passed away this morning (08) following a sudden heart attack.

A former student of Ananda College, Colombo, he previously served as the media secretary to speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

He also worked at ‘Randiva’ as deputy editor, ‘Mawbima’ as news editor, ‘Lakbima’ as news editor and as journalist for ‘Yukthiya.’

He leaves behind his wife Nishamani Jayakody, financial director at the National Institute of Health, and two daughters.

The remains will lie at no. 276/7, Jayanthi Mawatha, Himbutana, Mulleriyawa New Town.

The funeral takes place at Udumulla cemetery at Mulleriyawa at 4.00 pm on July 10.

Author: Sri Lanka Guardian

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