Former Deputy Minister and Chancellor of the RajarataUniversity, Professor A. V. Suraweera passed away this morning due to a cardiac arrest. He was 83.
The final rites will take place on Thursday and the funeral will be held at the Borella Cemetery.
Prof. Suraweera, a scholar in Sinhala literature, was born on October 29, 1930. He published four collections of short stories, five novels and a range of scholarly works.