Veteran journalist Bandula Jayasekara passes away

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Veteran journalist and diplomat Bandula Jayasekara has passed away while receiving treatment for a chronic disease.

He was 60 years of age at the time of his demise.

Mr Jayasekara, who was the Editor-in-Chief of Daily News, has also worked for The Island and Sunday Leader newspapers.

In addition, he has served as a diplomat representing Sri Lanka in Canada, the United States and Australia.