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Laksala Chairman Pradeep Gunawardena passes away

Laksala and Salusala Chairman Pradeep Gunawardena died yesterday while undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

He passed away while receiving treatment at the Kotelawala Defense University Hospital in Werahera yesterday.

He has served in the Government Information  Department for some time and has been the Chairman of the Lanka News Agency and the Chairman of the State Commercial (Miscellaneous) Corporation of Sri Lanka. During his tenure as the Chairman of the State Commercial (Miscellaneous) Corporation of Sri Lanka, Pradeep Gunawardena was instrumental in introducing the Mobitel Rewards Package for public servants. He had also taken successful measures to make the institution profitable.

He was the former Colombo East organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. Pradeep Gunawardena was appointed as the Chairman of Salusala and Laksala in 2020 and was able to submit various plans for the uplift of those institutions during his tenure.