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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya initiates Cancer Care Project in memory of daughter

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has initiated the ‘Indira Jayasuriya Cancer Care Project’ in Sri Lanka, in memory of his younger daughter who passed away in November after a prolonged battle with cancer.


A mobile mammography service would be initially introduced as part of this service, he told media at a special meeting held at his residence yesterday.

The Speaker’s older daughter Dr. Lanka Dissanayake said the projects, implemented through the Cancer Care Association of Sri Lanka (CCASL), would be officially launched on December 27.

Sanjeewani Indira Jayasuriya passed away on November 2 in the United Kingdom.

The 40-year-old mother-of-two had earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Bradford University and a postgraduate degree at the London School of Economics.

She served at several leading financial institutions in senior positions before her demise.