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    President pays floral tributes at T.B.Illangaratne's statue

    May 02, 2014

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid floral tributes at the foot of the statue of Labour Minister T.B. Illangaratne in Colombo on Thursday.

    T.B.Illangaratne took up political career through trade union movements. T. B. Illangarathna was an exceptional person who held diverse posts from the ministership of finance to Minister of Ports during the period 1956-1977.

    He was a popular novelist and became instrumental in establishing People's Bank.

    He made every possible effort to abrogate the wholesale trade occupied by foreign agents and joined "Mahajana Pakshaya" launched in 80s. Furthermore, he was a reputed author, screen playwriter, producer of dramas and an outstanding actor. His acting in films such as "Warada Kageda" and "Radala Piliruwa," left an indelible impression on the spectators.

    Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge and family members of the late Illangaratne were also present.

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