Palitha Gunawardena



Age: 44


Summary: Sri Lankan director general of telecommunications at the international financial markets watchdog Securities and Exchange Commission who had became a key figure to encourage greater disclosures and "whistle blowers" in the companies the SEC regulates as part of an effort to improve transparency and corporate governance among listed firms during his tenure in the post-Enron corporate world.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1960


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka