Feb 08, 2018

Sripathi’s 10th commemoration of tomorrow

The tenth commemoration of the late Sripathi Sooriyarachchi will take place tomorrow (09).

An all night pirith chanting is organized to commemorate this event, his wife Dilrukshi Sooriyarachchi told Sri Lanka Mirror.

She said several close political associates of Sripathi including Minister Mangala Samaraweera and MP Ravi Karunanayake, had also been invited.

Sripathi Sooriarachchi who was born on September 08, 1962, was killed in a road accident on February 08, 2008.

A lawyer by profession, he served as an MP and Deputy Minister during his term in politics.

He played a pivotal role in the victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2005 Presidential election and served as a Deputy Minister in Rajapaksa’s government but resigned from his post a few months later.

Later he joined Minister Mangala Samaraweera and formed the Sri Lanka Freedom Party public party and served as its chief organizer.

Four others were also killed in Sooriayarachchi’s accident, which is clouded with suspicion of foul play.