Country has lost a true patriot, says President
Death of Vidya Jothi Prof V.K. Samaranayake:
COLOMBO: President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message of
condolence yesterday, said it was with shock and grief that he learnt of
the passing away of Vidya Jothi Professor V.K. Samaranayake at
“It was in keeping with his nature that his final journey abroad was
concerned with his abiding interest in Information Technology, and how
it could help Sri Lanka,” the President said.
President Rajapaksa’s message: “A distinguished academic, recognised
for excellence both in Sri Lanka and abroad, he will be best remembered
for the pioneering contributions made to the teaching, use and advance
of Information Technology in our country.