Sirisena Cooray Former Minister passed away in Colombo – Death

Sirisena Cooray Death – Renowned former minister and Mayor of Colombo has died at the age of 90. Bulathsinghalage Sirisena Cooray, JP is a Sri Lankan politician. He was the Mayor of Colombo from 1979 to 1989 and was elected from Colombo to Parliament in the 9th parliamentary election in 1989 and was appointed Minister of Housing and Construction in the Premadasa cabinet.

Sirisena Cooray cause of death has not been made available. We learned he died while “receiving treatment in a private hospital in Colombo.”

Sirisena Cooray was arrested & detained in 1997 for 60 days on the allegation of a conspiracy to assassinate President CBK. Soththi Upali who had bought a property close to the ancestral home of CBK in Attanagalle was sought after to give credibility to the conspiracy theory

He had served as General Secretary of the United National Party during the tenure of party leader Ranasinghe Premadasa[1][2][3][4] He submitted nominations for the Colombo Municipal Council elections in 2006 as the Mayor, however his party nominations list was rejected by the election commission on a technicality. The independent party backed by Sirisena won the election and Uvais Mohamed Imitiyas became Mayo

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