Death of Mano Wijeyeratne:
Great loss to country - President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a condolence message on the demise of
former minister and Kegalle District Parliamentarian Mano Wijeyeratne
yesterday said that the late Parliamentarian became popular among the
people of the Dedigama electorate due to his humbleness, honesty and
Excerpts from the President’s message:
‘The late Parliamentarian Wijeyeratne, irrespective of his political
affiliations expressed his support to the government when it was engaged
in a mission to eradicate terrorism in the country.
“He had an indepth understanding of the mission that was being
carried out by the government to save the country from terrorism and he
strengthened the government at that crucial juncture.
“He earned honour from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the whole
nation. The late Parliamentarian always kept the country’s progress
ahead of him. ‘He always commended the vast strides taken by the
government after the country was liberated from clutches of terrorism.
‘Later the late Wijeyeratne helped achieve the aspirations of people
as a member of President’s staff. ‘His untimely death is an irreparable
loss to the country and the people of the Kegalle district.
“I convey my deepest sympathies to his widow Bharathi Wijeyeratne,
children and relatives,” the message adds.