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* Former Secretary General of Sri Lanka Parliament Sam Wijesinha passes away
Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 31, Colombo: Former Secretary General of Sri Lanka Parliament Sam Wijesinha passed away at home today, his family announced. He was 93 years old at the time of his death.

Late Sam Wijesinha has served as first secretary-general and ombudsmen of parliament, chairman of the Human Task Force and as the Chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

After his retirement he was appointed as the Chairman of Dispute Resolution Committee of the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka.

He is a past student of Getammanna School in his home village, Rahula College at Matara, Ananda College Colombo and St. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia.

He was an attorney-at-law by profession and served in the Attorney General's Department until he joined the parliament in 1964. Sam is the father of parliamentarian Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha.

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