The second death anniversary of R. Rajamahendran, chairman of Capital Maharaja, was marked yesterday (25).

A Buddhist religious function took place in his memory at the Group’s head office at Baybrook Place in Colombo.

Another event was organised in Mihintale.

Born on 19 May 1943, Rajamahendran was educated at Royal College, Colombo.

At the age of 21, he and his brother took over their father’s business following his death.

He transformed it into a major conglomerate covering various fields to contribute immensely to the national economy.

He pioneered the MTV/MBC media network, while leaving his mark in music, arts, cinema etc too.

As the then deputy chief of the local cricket board, he played a key role in getting Test status for Sri Lanka in 1982.


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