President says Mangala was an honored politician

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says former Minister Mangala Samaraweera was an honored politician.

The President said he was saddened over the death of Samaraweera.

Samaraweera passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo today.

“I am deeply saddened to hear the sudden demise of Mangala Samaraweera, a former Minister of the United National Party and a former Member of Parliament, an honored politician who made a significant contribution to the Sri Lankans by launching great transformations in the course of Sri Lankan politics. I express my deepest condolences on his passing,” the President said.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was also deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of his friend and colleague Mangala Samaraweera.

“Today we have lost a great leader, a man who loved this nation. I thank him for his service to #lka. My condolences to his family. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nibbhana,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga were among several politicians who expressed condolences over Samaraweera’s death.

Samaraweera was a strong advocate for human rights and democracy.

He served as a Foreign Minister and Finance Minister in the former Government but stepped down from politics last year.

The former Minister continued his fight to protect human rights and democracy until his death. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Please stop writing ‘Mangala continued his fight to protect human rights and democracy.’ You are not evolved to understand what is democracy. Otherwise, top brains would not leave South Asian countries. You think that being faithful to the Western countries is all about democracy. In India, every vote has been bought by a bribe. The corrupt politicians sell the country to create their own wealth. Teachers cheat at schools to make money from tuition classes. Government servants work only a few hours a day. Police and customs officers take bribes. Whole South Asia revolves around bribes. almost everyone cheats the system to make ends meet while breeding like rabbits. The truth is, you are tricked by the West. Unfortunately, fools are out numbered in millions, so the wise people can not change the country. Basically, most of you are enemies of your own country and wise people, but you are not wise enough to understand the reality.

  2. Yes Mr President, we the people love our Nation. The scum-bags masquerading as legislators ( MPs) only steal from, sell our country and, corrupt all mechanisms for good governance.

    We the people are sick and tired of all your low life colleagues making us the ‘Hovel of Asia’. Be cognisant of your mortality and, even at this late stage of your life, endeavour to leave the nation a lasting legacy rather than the betrayed sense of disappointment that we currently feel.

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