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    Sam Wijesingha passes away

    September 01, 2014

    Former Secretary General of Parliament and Ombudsman Sam Wijesinha passed away at the age of 93 last evening.

     

    He also served as Chairman of the Human Task Force and the Chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

     

    Sam Wijesinha hailed from Gatamanne in the Hambantota District. He is a past student of Getamanna Schools, Rahula College Matara, Ananda College Colombo and St.Thomas' College Mt.Lavinia.

     

    In 1972, under the new Constitution, he was appointed Secretary to the National State Assembly, and thereafter appointed Secretary General of Parliament.

     

    He is the father of Parliamentarian Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha.

     

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