Mangala Moonesinghe cremated

The cremation of veteran politician Mangala Moonesinghe (85) took place at the Borella cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mooneisnghe leaves his wife, Gnana, daughters Chantal and Avanti and son, Sanath.

Moonesinghe passed away on Friday (July 22) morning. He had served in New Delhi on two occasions as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner. He was also Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in London.

Earlier he served as an MP from 1965 and 1977 and again from 1989 and 1994.

Moonesinghe was first elected from the Bulathsinhala electorate to the House of Representatives on the LSSP ticket. He later served as an SLFP MP.

During his parliamentary career, Moonesinghe chaired a Select Committee on the ethnic conflict.

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