Amarakeerthi Athukorala

Amarakeerthi Athukorala (23 December 1964 – 9 May 2022) was a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Podujana Peramuna in the Sri Lankan parliament from Polonnaruwa Electoral District.[1][2][3]

Amarakeerthi Athukorala
අමරකීර්ති අතුකෝරල
அமரகீர்த்தி அதுகோரள
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Member of Parliament
for Polonnaruwa District
In office
20 August 2020 – 9 May 2022
Personal details
Born(1964-12-23)23 December 1964
Died9 May 2022(2022-05-09) (aged 57)
Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka
Political partySri Lanka Podujana Peramuna
Other political
Sri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance

During the 2022 Sri Lankan protests after armed loyalists of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a violent attack against peaceful protestors violence erupted against government politicians. In the town of Nittambuwa, Athukorala's vehicle confronted a mob during which Athukorala's body guard opened fire, killing a man and wounding another. He later escaped along with his bodyguard and sought refuge in a nearby building, where they were later found dead.[a][4]


  1. ^ Initially it was disputed if they were killed by the mob or if both committed suicide, but subsequent investigations revealed they had been beaten to death by the angry mob


  1. ^ "The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (PDF). Sri Lankan Government. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Hon. Amarakeerthi Athukorala, M.P." Sri Lankan Parliament. Archived from the original on 11 May 2022. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ "SLPP MP claims Basil is a leader with 7 brains". 3 July 2021. Archived from the original on 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka MP among three killed on day of violence". Archived from the original on 11 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.