Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera has died of a cardiac arrest this morning at a private hospital in Colombo. He was 54 years old.
The Liberal Party member and former MP Asitha Perera was appointed as Ambassador to Italy in November 2011. He was accredited to Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Albania.
Earlier this year he was recalled to the island before he finished his term.
He was a former MP elected in September 1994 through an alliance the Liberal Party had with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress then led by late M. H. M. Ashraff.
He also served as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to South Korea from 2006 to 2009.
His body lies at his residence at No 11, Police Park Avenue, Colombo 5. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Borella Cemetery.