Zahira College cricket coach passes away

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Ramesh Dilshan Perera (59),  who was the cricket coach of Zahira College, Maradana passed away following a cardiac arrest yesterday (4), at Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital.

He is the brother-in-law of senior photographer at Ceylon Today newspaper Sajeewa Chinthaka Kahandagamage.

Perera had also coached the D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo cricket team.  He was an old boy of St. Thomas’ College, Kotte and Isipathana College, Colombo. Perera represented the school cricket teams as well.

He is the husband of Udenika Jeevani Kahandagamage and is the father of Bashathi Perera and Shalani Perera.

His remains lie at 227/11/A, Temple Road, Thalapathpitiya, Nugegoda. Funeral will take place tomorrow evening (6) at Thalapathpitiya cemetery.