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Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 8:30
Former Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayaka bids farewell to the Nation today
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The funeral of late, former Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickremanayake will be held under the State Patronage today at the Horana Public grounds from 1.30PM onwards.

Rathnasiri Wickremanayake died at a private hospital in Colombo after a brief illness on the 27th.

Born on the 5th of May 1933, Late Wickremanayake received his education at the Millewa Primary School, Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya, Hartley College, Point Pedro and Ananda College, Colombo.

He studied law in the United Kingdom and during his time there he was elected president of the Ceylon Students' Association in the United Kingdom.

Rathnasiri Wickremenayaka was the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010, and also held several key Ministerial posts.

Meanwhile, the Police stated that a special Traffic Plan will be in place in the vicinity of the Horana Public Grounds.
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