Susil Siriwardena passes away | Daily News

Susil Siriwardena passes away

Susil Siriwardena, a distinguished public servant, former Janasaviya Commissioner and the first Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority, passed away at 83. He was a Policy Maker and Researcher on urban housing and settlements and a Senior Advisor to the National Housing Development Authority.

He contributed actively to the ‘Gam Udawa’ Project under the Presidency of R. Premadasa and pioneered the Janasaviya movement for the poor.

He made a significant contribution to the social development of the country. He joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1965. He was educated at the Oxford University. He was known for his simple national attire and demeanour and rapport with the common people.

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