Indrani Iriyagolle passes away

May 16, 2015   09:56 am

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Indrani Iriyagolle, one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering female social activists, has passed away this morning, at the age of 82, following a brief illness.

Mrs Iriyagolle, who is the wife of late diplomat and presidential advisor Gamini Iriyagolla, was a well-known figure in Sri Lanka for rehabilitation, welfare and humanitarian work.

The funeral is to take place at the Borella Cemetery on Sunday (17) at around 5.00pm.

A graduate of University of Ceylon and University of Cambridge in United Kingdom, she was the president of Women’s Welfare and Development Foundation.

She was also the President of Lak Vanitha and Vice President of the Prisoners Welfare Association. Mrs Iriyagolla was the former Chairperson of National Committee of Women. She had also served as a teacher at Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo.

She is the daughter-in-law of late politician and author I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla.

 

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