Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, Professor Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake passed away today (11) while receiving treatment at Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama.
Prof. Dissanayake has served as the Chairman of the Independent Television Network (ITN) of Sri Lanka and as an Associate Professor of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
He served as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (State Television), Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and Chairman of the Lanka Puvath News Agency from 2002-2003.
He also held the post of Head of Mass Communications and Sinhalese Unit, University of Sri Jayawardenapura from 2010-2013.
On 19th September, 2015, he assumed duties as the Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary for Sri Lanka to Japan.