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Clement Victor Gunaratne (Sinhala:ක්ලෙමෙන්ට් වික්ටර් ගුණරත්න) (known as C. V. Gunaratne) was Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister of Industries Development. Minister Gunaratne and his wife along with 20 others [1] were killed by a suicide bomber of the LTTE organization on June 7, 2000.[2][3][4][5][6]

He was educated at the Royal College, Colombo where was captain of the rugby team. His father was Major L. V. Gooneratne, ED, CCC the first Mayor of Dehiwala - Mt Lavinia[7][8] He entered to politics as a member of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council in which he was Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka Freedom Party). He was chosen as a Central Committee Member of the SLFP in early 1970s. C.V. Gunaratne entered to the parliament at the parliamentary general election held in 1989. He was survived by two sons and a daughter.

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  1. ^ CHRONOLOGY-Attacks blamed on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers
  2. ^ Sri Lankan Minister Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack,english.peopledaily.com.cn
  3. ^ Protecting Parliamentarians A Dire Necessity
  4. ^ Reuters AlertNet - CHRONOLOGY-Attacks blamed on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers
  5. ^ Failed Attempt: Suicide Attack or Peace Process?
  6. ^ The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, ROBERT A. PAPE The University of Chicago, American Political Science Review Vol. 97, No. 3 August 2003, Page No 16
  7. ^ Monument in honour of old Royalists who have made the supreme sacrifice
  8. ^ "Northerners receive new lease of life". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-07-14.

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