Death of Weerasinghe de Silva
COLOMBO: The funeral of former Balapitiya MP and LSSP Central
Committee member P. D. Weerasinghe de Silva will be held at the Jawatte
Cemetery, Colombo 7 today at 4 pm. The funeral procession will leave his
residence at 306, R. A. de Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3 at 3 p.m.
A nephew of late Dr. Colvin R. de Silva he was a brother of Telecom
chairman and former MP Asoka Weerasinghe de Silva and brother-in-law of
late MP Sarath Muthetuwegama.
Educated at Balapitiya Siddharta Maha Vidyalaya he was the first
student to enter the University from his alma-mater.
During his tenure as Balapitiya MP from 1970 to 1977 he took a keen
interest in developing school education in the Balapitiya electorate and
rendered a great service to the people in the area by upgrading the
Balapitiya hospital and setting up a fully equipped Divisional
Secretariat in the area.