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Dr. Wimal Wickremasinghe passes away

Former Parliamentarian Dr. Wimal Wickremasinghe, 66, passed away after a brief illness.

He held various Cabinet portfolios such as Minister of Environment and Minister of Policy Planning and Parliamentary Affairs in addition to being the Chief Government Whip. Whilst being the research director of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, he pioneered the set up of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation and was subsequently appointed President of the International Association of Export Credit Insurance of developing countries.

An economist and a journalist, Dr. Wickremasinghe retained his professional expertise whilst being a politician as well. He leaves his wife, a retired professor of linguistics and a son and a daughter domiciled in USA. His funeral takes place on Monday at 5 pm at Kohuwala Public Cemetery.

 

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