State funeral for late Professor
COLOMBO: Government has decided to accord a funeral for late
Vidya Jyothi Professor V. K. Samaranayake with full State patronage. The
funeral will now take place under full State patronage at the
Independence Square, Colombo today.
According to Professor P. W. Epasinghe, Presidential Advisor and the
acting Chairman of Information and Communication Technology Agency of
Sri Lanka (ICTA), the President has advised the Public Administration
and Home Affairs Ministry to accord a funeral with State patronage for
the late Professor.
According to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs,
the Government has taken this decision as an appreciation for the
services rendered by the late Professor Samaranayake for the ICT
Industry in Sri Lanka.
According to Chairman of the Funeral Committee, Dr. Ruwan Weerasingha,
Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya chaired
a meeting yesterday with the members of the funeral committee to discuss
the funeral arrangements of the late Professor.
Accordingly, the funeral of late Professor V.K. Samaranayake will now
take place at 4.00 p.m. today at the Independence Square.
Professor V. K. Samaranayake who was the late Chairman of Information
and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka passed away last
Wednesday while on an official visit to Sweden.