Veteran print journalist Christy Mahesh De Silva has passed away. He had collapsed while attending a wedding reception in Hikkaduwa and had passed away this evening while being treated at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.

A journalist with over 20 years experience in the print media industry, De Silva was also an editorial member of Daily Rivira at its inception.

He had worked as a journalist at Divaina, Lakbima and Rivira newspapers during the course of his journalism career and was a member of the editorial at Dinamina newspaper at the time of his untimely death.

Funeral arrangements are to be notified later.