Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday
addressed the following note of condolence to on the death of
his father Dr. Jayantha Kelegama.
Dr. Saman Kelegama
I am deeply sorrowed over the news of the demise
of your beloved father.
Dr. Jayantha Kelegama, in his long and
illustrious career as an eminent economist, had rendered an
invaluable service to the country and the nation in the capacity
of the Director of Economy and Commerce at the Treasury and that
of the Secretary to the Ministry of Trade.
"He also did a lot, for the welfare of
undergraduates during his tenure of office as the first
Professor of Economy at Vidyalankara University and as the Vice
Chancellor of the Rajarata University.
"He was attached to the UNO, until his demise
and he contributed numerous articles to the press enlightening a
wide circle of readers in his field of discipline. Dr. Kelegama,
a connoisseur of various fields, won the hearts of all those who
associated him. His demise is an unrepairable loss to all of us
and I wish to convey my heartfelt condolence to all in the
May he attain Nibbana the Supreme Bliss.