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* Sri Lanka's former deputy Defense Minister passes away
Thu, Nov 24, 2011, 01:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former deputy Defense Minister during the President Chandrika Kumaratunga's administration General Anuruddha Ratwatte has passed away this morning at Kandy Hospital.

The 73-year-old former Minister of Power and Energy has been hospitalized after a fall in his home in Anniyawatte. He was on a life support system at the ICU for head injuries received from the fall.

General Anuruddha Ratwatte is the father of current Kandy district ruling party parliamentarian Lohan Ratwatte.



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