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Sena Vidanagama, a veteran photojournalist, passed away this morning.


Sena Vidanagama, a veteran photojournalist, died on Wednesday, August 8, at the age of 76.

Sena Vidanagama was best known for the iconic photograph from July 30, 1987, in which a former Sri Lankan naval rating struck then-Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with his rifle buttocks during a Guard of Honor.

Born in Matara in 1945, the late Sena Vidanagama’s photographs were widely circulated both locally and internationally, as each photograph told a story.

He worked for Lake House and as an AFP staff photographer for many years.

The remains will be interred at his home in Elpitiwala, Ragama, and the funeral will be held on Thursday (9) at 6 p.m. at the Welisara Public Cemetary

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