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Dr. Nath Amarakone’s funeral today

Many would refer to him as one of the most hardworking professionals you will ever meet. Turning in 18 hours a day for 7 days, was the type of commitment he would give to any task he undertook. Unassuming, indefatigable, compassionate, highly outspoken and a diehard patriot, are some of the traits that people would use to describe Dr. Nath Amarakone.

Dr. Amarakone passed away on November 22, at the age of 81. He was a former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, former Chairman of the State Engineering Corporation, Founder of the Organization of Professional Societies of Sri Lanka, General Secretary of the Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabhawa, head of the Sanathana Foundation, and a committed philanthropist.

He was the beloved husband of Dr. Indrani Wijesinghe Amarakone (Dental Surgeon).

His remains will lie at the at the Mahinda Funeral Parlour at 591 Galle Road, Mt. Lavinia from 8 am today. Cremation at the Mt. Lavinia crematorium at 10.00 am on Saturday, November 25.