ECONOMYNEXT – Chairman of the state-run Laksala and Saluasala Sri Lanka Pradeep Gunawardena passed away due to COVID-19 on May 17, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said.
Gunawardena was receiving treatment at the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University hospital at the time of death.
Gunewardena was also Chief Executive Officer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP and party organiser for the Maharagama electorate, Jayasekara said in a tweet today.
I am extremely saddened by the demise of my dear friend Pradeep Gunawardena due to #COVID. He was the Chairman of #Laksala, #Salusala, CEO of the @SLFPSriLanka party office and Organizer for #Maharagama. May he attain nibbana.
— Dayasiri Jayasekara (@DayasiriJ) May 17, 2021
He was also chairman of the Sri Lanka Standards Institute and headed the Strategical Trends Company (PVT) Ltd and Agri Leisure Pvt Ltd as the Managing Director as well. (Colombo/May17/2021)