Mohan Ellawala strengthened progressive political movement
Sabaragamuwa Governor Mohan Saliya Ellawala will be remembered as a
veteran politician who helped to strengthen the progressive political
movement by sacrificing his life for the cause of the SLFP, said
Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services Minister and SLFP General
Secretary Maithripala Sirisena in a condolence message issued yesterday.
The message said in his capacity as Balangoda SLFP Organizer Ellawala
gained immense popularity by closely moving with the people with great
humility to promote the party's policy and vision from grassroots, upto
the highest social echelons.
As a result he had the opportunity of holding many positions as a
Provincial Council Member, Chairman, Provincial Minister, Chief Minister
and finally Governor. The late Ellawala was a brother of former
Parliamentarian Nanda Ellawala who was a victim of opponents after being
an outstanding character in the progressive political movement.
While acclaiming Mr. Ellawala's service towards enhancing the SLFP
political structure in the Ratnapura district, I wish to express
heartfelt condolences on behalf of the SLFP and on my personal behalf to
his bereaved family and relatives."
May he attain Nibbana!