It is with great sorrow that I report the demise of Mr. Sarath Ranawaka, MP and the UNP leader for the Kalutara district. He passed away at the age of 63 at a private hospital in Colombo, after a brief illness.
MP Ranawaka has entered active politics in 1977 by representing the Lanka Samasamaja Party. He joined the main opposition United National Party in 1984.
The late MP has represented the Sri Lankan parliament for the last twenty years after he was elected in 1989 for the first time.
Mr. Sarath Ranawaka has been a guide to me teaching my first steps in politics. I always remember that with respect.