Father figure of Sri Lankan cricket Mr. Lionel Mendis passed away

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Father figure of Sri Lankan cricket and one of the prominent teachers we had in our college, Mr. Lionel Mendis has passed away.

He joined Sri Sumangala College as a Tutorial Staff in 1961 after he passed out from the Government Training College, Maharagama. In addition to teaching, he coached cricket to pupils and also trained Army Cadets of the college being a commissioned officer of the SriLanka Army volunteer force. Source: http://www.lionelmendis.org/?page_id=90

He was the Guest of Honor at last year’s ‪SSCOBA‬ Colombo Branch’s Annual Get-together.

May you attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana sir!