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SLC remembers Srima Dissanayake

Srima Dissanayake, wife of late Gamini Dissanayake, bid adieu from the nation on Monday. She was aged 76 when passed away last Friday, 29 March.

On behalf of Sri Lanka’s cricket fraternity, Sri Lanka Cricket expressed their sincere condolences to the bereaved family

SLC prayed her soul be rest in peace and that she attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.

Mr. Dissanayake was instrumental as the Board of Control for Cricket in Si Lanka (BCCSL) President in earning the country much-anticipated Test status or the International Cricket Council Full Membership in 1981.

A communiqué issued by the SLC said: “Memories of happy times when Madam Srima Dissanayaka graced the occasion of the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy 2016 as our Chief Guest.”

Late Gamini Dissanayake with veteran cricket writer Mahinda Wijesinghe (L) and Sir Gary Sobers who coached Sri Lanka during early 1980s

Mrs. Dissanayake was also mother of Navin Dissanayake, who was the Yahapalana Govt.’s first Sports Minister, between January to September 2015. His tenure as Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister was preceded by Mahindananda Aluthgamage and succeeded by Dayasiri Jayasekara.

‘The Sunday Morning‘ joins SLC too in praying that she attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana!