Former MP K. Thurairetnasingam passes away from COVID-19

Former Member of Parliament of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and ITAK K. Thurairetnasingam has passed away at the age of 80.

According to reports, he was under medical care for COVID-19 at the Kantale Hospital at the time of his demise on Monday (May 17).

He is the second former legislator in Sri Lanka to succumb to COVID-19. Former Speaker of Parliament W.J.M. Lokubandara passed away on February 14 from novel coronavirus infection.

Thurairetnasingam served as a Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2010 representing the Trincomalee District.