Former PM Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Passes Away: Funeral On Saturday

Former PM Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Passes Away: Funeral On Saturday
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Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, has passed away at the age of 83. The funeral of Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake is scheduled to be held on the 31st of December.

President Maithripala Sirisena issued directives to perform a state sponsored funeral for Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

Taking to his official Twitter page, the Head of State said “Veteran Politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was loved by his people for many decades. My condolences are with his loved ones and followers.”

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also tweeted his condolences: “Deeply saddened by the death of former Sri Lankan PM & veteran politician Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. My condolences to his family.”

The body of Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake is scheduled to be taken to Parliament tomorrow.

The Speaker’s media division said Parliamentarians can pay their last respects to the late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. tomorrow.

He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital on December 21

 

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