Janaka Perera

Politician

1946 – 2008

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Who was Janaka Perera?

Major General Janaka Perera, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, VSP, rcds, psc, CR was a Sri Lankan General and politician. He served as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and is considered one of the most distinguished generals in Sri Lankan history. After retiring from the army he served as a Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia & Ambassador to Indonesia. He was the opposition leader of the North Central Provincial Council until he and his wife were killed on 6 October 2008 by a suicide bomber. The LTTE have been blamed for the bombing by Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Born
Feb 1, 1946
Sri Lanka
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
Profession
Education
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Died
Oct 6, 2008
Anuradhapura

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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