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.