Veteran politician Sirisena Cooray passes away

By Upatissa Perera | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 1 2021
News Veteran politician Sirisena Cooray passes away

By Upatissa Perera

Ex-Minister Sirisena Cooray passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo, family sources said yesterday. He served as the Mayor of Colombo from 1979 to 1989 and was elected to Parliament in the ninth parliamentary election in February 1989 from Colombo District under the UNP ticket.

He was appointed Minister of Housing and Construction in the R. Premadasa Cabinet and had also served as General Secretary of the UNP under Premadasa. 

The late Sirisena Cooray had also played a pivotal role in the election triumph of the former President at the 1989 Presidential Poll.

Bulathsinghalage Sirisena Cooray who was a father of four children was 90 years old at the time of his demise.


By Upatissa Perera | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 1 2021

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