Former Minister Sirisena Cooray, who served in the Premadasa Government, has passed away.
He was receiving treatment at a private hospital at the time of his demise. At the time of his death, Cooray was 90 years old.
He served as the Mayor of Colombo for 10 years from 1979-1989 and entered parliament in 1989.
Cooray served as the Minister of Housing and Construction under the Premadasa Government.