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* Sri Lanka President names a road in honor of the artist slain by the Marxists party
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today officially named the road between the national television station Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the national radio Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as Premakeerthi de Alwis Mawatha in honor of the artist.

The president of the Premakeerthi de Alwis Memorial Committee, popular artist Victor Ratnayake welcomed the President at the opening held today, on the 25th death anniversary of the popular radio and TV personality and the acclaimed songwriter.

Premakeerthi de Alwis was assassinated by the activists of Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna at the heights of its 1989 insurrection.

The renaming of the road was accepted by the government on a request made by the Premakeerthi de Alwis Memorial Committee.

The President also viewed an exhibition that displayed the brutal acts committed by the JVP during their uprising in the 80's.

Mayor of Colombo A.J.M. Muzammil, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and the widow of the artist Nirmala de Alwis were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Nishanka de Silva)

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