Srimani Athulathmudali dies

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 December 2004, 14:16 GMT]
Former Minister of Transport, environment and Women Affairs and wife of late Lalith Athulathmudali died after a brief illnesss in Colombo, media reports in Colombo said.

Srimani Anoma Athulathmudali entered politics after the death of her husband. She led the Democratic United National Front (DUNF) and won election to Sri Lanka's parliament in 1994.

She gaveup politics in 2000 after falling out with Ms Kumaratunge.

Lalith Athulathmudali, who lead the war against the NorthEast Tamils as the Minister of Security in the Government of President J R Jeyawardane, was assassinated at an election rally held in the town of Kirullapone on 23 April 1993.

 

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