Mr. Daya Wijesekera, a veteran journalist and media secretary to several ministers, passed away at a private hospital in Colombo yesterday (14).
Mr. Wijesekera started his career as a journalist with the ‘Dawasa’ newspaper and later became the Senior Assistant Secretary of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
He was the beloved husband of Malani Wijesekera, who worked at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and was a father of two daughters.
His elder daughter is TV presenter Sandamali Hewanayake while his younger daughter Mihiri Wijesekera works at the HSBC Bank.
Mr. Wijesekera’s remains are currently laid at the Jayaratne ‘Restpect’ parlour and his final rites will be performed at the Borella Cemetery in Colombo tomorrow evening (16).