Prof. Viswa Warnapala no more | Daily News

Prof. Viswa Warnapala no more


United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary and former Cabinet Minister Prof. Viswa Warnapala died at a private hospital in Colombo on Saturday.

He was 79. Prof. Warnapala was appointed UPFA General Secretary in August 2015 following the resignation of Minister Susil Premajayantha. He was an active member of the SLFP, since his university days. Prof. Warnapala was appointed to the SLFP Central Committee by the late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike in the 1980s. He was the SLFP organiser for the Kegalle electorate from 1983 to 1989.

Born on December 26, 1936, Prof. Warnapala entered politics from the SLFP and was appointed a National List MP in 1994. He also served as the Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister, Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Higher Education Minister.

Prof. Warnapala was also an author, scholar and political analyst. He first earned a BA (Ceylon) in Economics with Honours in 1964.

In 1967, he earned his MA from Pittsburgh, USA. Three years later he obtained his PhD at the University of Leeds, England. In 1986, he was the Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya. 


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He was best know in the university of peradeniya for invention of warnapala method. May he attain nibbana

If he was born in 1936, he would be 81 on his last birthday..


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