Renowned administrator, diplomat and former northeast governor Lionel Fernando has passed away, aged 88.

He was the husband of senior actress Somalatha Subasinghe, father of actress Kaushalya Fernando and Shamalika Fernando, and father-in-law of dramatist Chandana Aluthge.

Fernando appeared in several films, including ‘Maha Gedara’, ‘Thilaka Haa Thilaka’ and ‘Parasathuro’ and also in Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s ‘Maname’.

His remains will be kept at a private funeral parlour in Borella from 9.00 am tomorrow (08).

Funeral arrangements are to be notified later.

 

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