Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa

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Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa
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Councillor (UPFA),
Kandy Municipal Council
In office
Personal details
Born 27 October 1955
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Died 17 January 2013(2013-01-17) (aged 57)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Alma mater St. Sylvester's College
Trinity College, Kandy
Occupation Politics and Businessman

Sanjeewa Gotabhaya Hulangamuwa (Sinhalese: සංජීව හුලංගමුව; 27 October 1955 – 17 January 2013), also known as Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa, was a Sri Lankan politician a businessman. He was also UPFA Councillor for Kandy Municipal Council, Insurance Consultant and Managing Director, Super Insurance Brokers, Kandy. He had also served as President of the Kandy Rotary Club,[1] At the time of his death he was serving as the Chairman of the Kandy Municipal Council Sports Committee. Hulangamuwa remained as a lifelong bachelor.

Early life[edit]

Sanjeewa was born to Alfred and Joyce Hulangamuwa (née Dullewe) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He had two younger siblings - brother Jayantha Hulangamuwa and sister Thiloni Dissanayake (née Hulangamuwa). His father Alfred Hulangamuwa was a step-brother of William Gopallawa (First President of Sri Lanka).


He completed his Primary and Secondary education at St. Sylvester's College and Trinity College, Kandy, respectively.

Political career[edit]

Hulangamuwa served as UPFA Councillor of Kandy Municipal Council for over two decades from 1991 to 2013, and as district organiser for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Kandy District. He was a member of the Council Delegation to Workshop on ‘Coalition of Cities against Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific’ in Bandung, Indonesia. The workshop was organised by the UNESCO.[2]

President pays last respects[edit]

Hulangamuwa died of a heart attack on 17 January 2013 at his residence in Kandy. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several Ministers visited his residence at Damunupola Mawatha on 19 January 2013 to pay their last respects.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Farewell to Sanjeewa. Daily News, Retrieved on 19 January 2013.
  2. ^ Kandy Mayor leads delegation to Bandung. The Island, Retrieved on 31st October 2009.
  3. ^ President pays respects. The Island, Retrieved on 20 January 2013.

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