Anwer Ismail dead
by M.A.Kaleel, Kalmunai Cor

Project Minister of Irrigation Anwer Ismail passed away on Thursday night at the age of 41. He suddenly fell ill a week ago and was warded at a private Hospital in Colombo. His funeral was due to be held yesterday in Sammanthurai after the Jumma Prayers.

Anwer Ismail first entered Parliament in 2002 from the Digamadulla District on the SLMC ticket. He was then Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Development. The present Government appointed him Project Minister of Irrigation.

A couple of months ago there was speculation that he was to resign his Parliamentary seat and take up the post of Governor of the Eastern Province.

He leaves behind his wife and one child.


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