Sri Lankan civil servant, author and publisherDied when: 82 years 98 days (987 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Prematilaka Mapitigama, also known as K.W.M.P.Mapitigama, (7 January 1930 – 14 April 2012) (Sinhala: ප්රේමතිලක මාපිටිගම) was a senior Sri Lankan civil servant, author and a publisher.
As the Secretary to President J.R.Jayewardene, Mapitigama was one of the highest ranking public servants in the government of Sri Lanka.
At the time of his death he was serving as the Secretary General of J.R.Jayewardene Center at 191 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7.
Mapitigama succeeded W.M.P.B.Menikdiwela as the Secretary to President J.R.Jayewardene in 1988 and continued until the demise of the late president on 1 November 1996.
He also authored and published a number of books both in Sinhalese and in English.