* Former Minister Sirisena Cooray passes away
Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 10:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Nov 30, Colombo: Former Minister Sirisena Cooray has passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo, for a brief illness, family sources said.
Sirisena Cooray was 90 years old at the time of his death.
Mr. Cooray had served as the Mayor of Colombo for 10 years from 1979 to 1989 and was elected to Parliament in 1989 from Colombo.
He has been the Minister of Housing and Construction in the Ranasinghe Premadasa government. He had also served as General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) during the tenure of party leader Ranasinghe Premadasa.