Minister M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena passes away

Minister M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena passes away

January 19, 2016   02:48 pm


Minister of Land, M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena, has passed away at a private hospital in Colombo at the age of 70. 

A longstanding member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Gunawardane resigned from this deputy minister post in 2014 and joined the campaign of common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election.

He was appointed as the Minister of Lands following Sirisena’s election victory on January 08, 2015. 

In the 2015 general election, he contested under the United National Party (UNP) and was re-appointed as the Minister of Lands after the UNP won the election.

Gunawardane entered Parliament through the UNP’s National List due to failing to secure a seat at the election. 

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