President Maithripala Sirisena's Coordinating Secretary Asanka Dodanwala has passed away suddenly. Dodanwela, a politician based in Kandy, had died due to cardiac arrest, sources close to the President said. He was working as the President's coordinating officer at the ministry of defence as well as the ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. He was also the Deputy Mayor of Kandy at one point. His funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.