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Samaraweera’s 100th birth anniversary on Oct 12

The 100th birth anniversary of the late Minister Mahanama Samaraweera falls on October 12. The commemoration takes place from October 12 to 19 with religious and social welfare programmes organised by the Mahanama Samaraweera Commemoration Committee.

Secretary to the Committee Nandasena Wickramarathne said festive activities will commence at the Matara Bo tree.

Shramadana campaigns, blood donations, and community welfare projects are among the activities of the event.

The final ceremony will be held on October 19 at 2 pm with the participation of ministers, and MPs at the Dutch market building.

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya will be the chief guest.

The book 'Uthunga Manusithwaye Yasorayawa' will be launched to mark the occasion.