Former military spokesman and former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Major General Sarath Munasinghe has passed away in the Asiri Surgical hospital in Colombo after a brief illness a short while ago. He was 59.
A battle hardened infantryman, Major General Munasinghe also served as a career Intelligence Officer and one time held the Deputy Director position at the Military Intelligence. Old boy of Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, he became the first military spokesman of the defence ministry and did a commendable contribution to the war against the LTTE.
He was in the LTTE hit-list for a long time as he commanded the platoon which killed Charles Antony alias Seelan in early 80s in Jaffna.
In 2000 he entered Parliament and held the Deputy Speaker position for a brief period. Major General Sarath Munasinghe has published a book titled "A soldiers version"after he retired from the service in early 2000.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Defence Reporter at 9:36 AM
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