Former Minister Sirisena Cooray passes away

Sirisena Cooray

Former Minister Sirisena Cooray has passed away at the age of 90 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo, family sources said.

Bulathsinghalage Sirisena Cooray had served as the Mayor of Colombo from 1979 to 1989 and was elected to Parliament in the 9th parliamentary election in 1989 from Colombo.

He was appointed Minister of Housing and Construction in the Ranasinghe Premadasa cabinet and had also served as General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) during the tenure of party leader Ranasinghe Premadasa.