Former Budusarana Editor Dr. Premasiri Abeysinghe passes away | Sunday Observer

Former Budusarana Editor Dr. Premasiri Abeysinghe passes away

Former Budusarana Editor, Dr. Premasiri Abeysinghe has passed away. He was 84. He was the husband of the late T.E.A. Abeysinghe, former Marriage Registrar of the Salpiti Korale and the father of senior Silumina journalist Nihal Abeysinghe.

Dr. Abeysinghe served as Budusarana Editor for 18 years and was also Editor of Sinhala Buddhist for five years.

He was the President of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association, Chief Secretary of the Lake House Buddhist Association and the chief organiser of the Mihintale Aloka Pooja.

He was the President of the Kahathuduwa Sri Nandanarama Vihara, Founder President of the Citizens Association and the Rural Development Society’s Death Benevolence Association. Dr. Abeysinghe was also the Deputy Editor of the Siyarata and the Dinamina newspapers.

His remains lie at his residence at Polgasowita, Kahathuduwa and the cremation will take place at the Belfort Crematorium today, Nov. 12 at 5.00 p.m. 

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