Dr. Gamani Corea passed away on November 03, 2013 after a brief illness, a day before his 88th birthday. His remains lie at his residence “Horton Lodge”, Horton Place, Colombo 7 for the paying of last respects, where a service will be held in the afternoon. His last mortal remains will be cremated at 4pm today, November 04, 2013 , at the Borella (Kanatha) Cemetery.
Although he was perhaps Sri Lanka’s most distinguished international civil servant and a renowned economist, he remained a gentle and unassuming person with a cutting sense of humour. He used to joke of how he was at the time, the oldest (longest standing) member of the Royal Colombo Golf Club – where he used to play golf with the late Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, and also had the oldest (longest running) car – an old Honda Civic which he did not feel the need to change, since it ‘worked very well’.
Here is a very telling quote on Dr. Gamani Corea’s stature in the North-South dialogue to secure greater benefits for the developing world from the developed Western countries, click here
His impressive biography published on Wikipedia