Gamini Dissanayake’s birth Anniversary commemorated

Gamini Dissanayake’s birth Anniversary commemorated

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Today was the 75th birth anniversary of senior politician Gamini Dissanayake. The services rendered by Gamini Dissanayake to cultivate lands within the Dry Zone and providing electricity to the country, launching the mega Mahaweli Accelerated Development programme, are enormous. He played a pioneering role in achieving test status for Sri Lanka cricket. His dedicated services for finding solutions to the national issue were outstanding. He was 52 when he was killed on a political stage at Thotalanga on 24 October in the year 1994.
The 75th birth anniversary commemoration of Gamini Dissanayake was held near his statue located at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07. The garlanding of the statue took place under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Family members including Srima Dissanayake and his sons Minister Naveen Dissanayake and Parliamentarian Mayantha Dissanayake joined in this commemoration ceremony.