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Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 8:49
Large crowds gather to pay respect to former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
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Late former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was a principled and renowned politician, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

In his condolence message he said that late PM Wickremanayake worked with a proper understanding of the parliamentary system.

The remains of late former PM Wickremanayake is laid in his residence in Horana. It is reported that a large crowd has gathered to pay their last respects to him.

The remains were taken to the Parliamentary complex, yesterday, for parliamentarians and parliament staff to pay their respects. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan were among those who venerated the former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

The funeral is due to be held with state patronage on the 31st in Horana.

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