Former Cabinet minister – Gunaratne Weerakoon has passed away last night (24).
He was 74 years old.
His remains are currently at a funeral parlour in Borella and final rites are to be held tomorrow.
Mr. Weerakoon, who worked as the SLFP’s chief organiser for the Karandeniya electorate, was elected to the Southern Provincial Council in 1994.
After being elected into parliament in 2004, he held several cabinet portfolios.