Buddhika Kurukularatne

Early life

Buddhika Kurukularatne was born on 19 June 1943 to a well known family in Ambalangoda, he was the only child of Daluwatte Hewa Henry de Silva Kurukularatne and Manana Hewa Senehelatha Piyaseli of Duwa in Ambalangoda. Kurukularatne had his early education at Maha Ambalangoda Methodist School, Dharmasoka Primary School and St. Thomas’ School Bandarawela. Later received his secondary education from Dharmasoka College and St. Thomas’ College, Guruthalawa.

Journalist career

In 1965 Kurukularatne was served as a grade 1 journalist in editorial staff in Sun (English Daily) and in 1966 editorial staff in The Observer. (English Daily) Then he served from 1966 to 1970 editorial in the staff of Virakesariand Janata (Sinhala Daily). There he was in charge of the foreign news page. As free-lance columnist currently he writes articles in regular basis to weekly Sunday English and Sinhala newspapers on his experiences as a parliamentarian in lighter vein and is widely read and acclaimed by both government and opposition Sri Lankan parliamentarians. Kurukularatne have authored 6 books. 2 in English, ‘Student Days 1’, ‘Student Days down Memory Lane and four books in Sinhala of which have been approved by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Education as ‘Readers’

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