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G.M.S. Samaraweera passes away

ANURADHAPURA: The funeral of G.M.S. Samaraweera (68), the former Governor of the North Central Province and a retired High Court Judge will take place tomorrow in Anuradhapura, his home town. He died in Colombo on Thursday.

Educated at Holy Family Convent, Anuradhapura and St. Thomas' College Bandarawela and Guruthalawa he entered the Colombo Law College and passing out as an advocate was a junior to the late H.W. Jayewardene QC.

Thereafter he served the Army as its Legal Officer after which he joined the Bribery Commission. In 1974, he joined the judiciary as a Magistrate and retired as a High Court Judge. He served on retirement as the Governor of the North Central Province for five years.

Later he was the chairman of the Commission into the Affairs of the Public Trustees' Department and held several other posts.

His cremation will take place on Sunday at the Harischandra Park in Anuradhapura.

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