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Prins Gunasekara passed away

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Prins Gunasekara who was a progressive parliamentarian, lawyer, human rights activist and journalist passed away on 30th December at London.

He fought bravely against UNP regime during 1980’s challenging the undemocratic moves of president J.R. Jayawardena. Appearing on behalf of Comrade Rohana Wijeweera in the election petition filed against the ostracized presidential election he built up strong legal arguments questioning the legality J.R. Jayawardena’s 2nd tenure. 

Prins had strongly raised his voice against the state terrorism unleashed agaisnt JVP during 1988-1989 period and on several occasions he was attempted to murder by armed groups led by UNP.

 

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