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Srima Dissanayake passes away

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Srima Dissanayake, wife of former Minister Gamini Dissanayake and mother of Minister Navin Dissanayake and MP Mayantha Dissanayake passed away in Colombo last evening. She was 77.

Dissanayake was a Corporate lawyer by profession but was thrust into politics when her husband Gamini was assassinated during the election campaign of 1994. Srima was then made the UNP candidate but was defeated.