Jan 08, 2018

Former Health Minister passes away

Former Health Minister Dr. Ranjith Atapattu passed away this morning (08).

He was 84-years-old at the time of his demise. Atapattu was a true stakeholder in the 1977 revolution and served in the J.R. Jayawardena government as the Health Minister.

In 1977 he entered parliament for the first time representing the Beliatta electorate.

Having received his education at Royal College Colombo, he later earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Ceylon.

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