Tennyson Edirisuriya

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: Sri Lankan longtime parliamentary member and pioneering civil rights advocate who was among one of the first batch of 11 students that led sit-ins for admissions from the University Entrance and Higher School Certificate Examination at the Dikwella Central College in 1956, but who had missed entering the university and became a leading political campaigner within the Sri Lankan parliament in later years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: 1938

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka