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Friday, 30 December 2016 - 12:21
President pays last respects to former Premier Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
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Politicians of the ruling and the opposition parties are paying their last respects to the remains of former prime minster Ratnasiri Wickremanayake at his Horana Residence today as well.

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake died at a private hospital in Colombo after a brief illness on December 27th.

The funeral will be held under the State Patronage tomorrow.

Meanwhile President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last respect to the remains of late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake this morning.

Addressing the media, President Sirisena said that the former Premier had set a good example for politicians of the new generation.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa paid his last respect to the remains of late Wickremanayake yesterday.

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