Sudath Hewa Kandamby, one of the closest confidantes of the late minister Mangala Samaraweera when he was living, died in a road mishap yesterday (27).
Sudath, along with his four-year-old child, had been cycling across an unguarded level crossing at Walpola in Matara, when they were hit by a train.
The child remains in critical condition at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle.
Celebrating Kandamby's birthday at Rainbow's End, the late Minister's private residence in Bolgoda.
Sudath’s closest friend Sumudu Maddumarachchi in Italy has said in a facebook post that he had remained steadfast with Mangala in his radical political decisions.
Although he was a personal bodyguard for the politician, he had never shown his might to the people of Matara.
Sudath was also a talented sportsman, especially in football and cricket, he recalled.