President attends D.M. Jayaratne’s 2nd year commemoration

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 24 2021
News President attends D.M. Jayaratne’s 2nd year commemoration

The second year commemoration of former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne was held on Saturday (20) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex, Gampola.

The President paid homage to the Ambuluwawa Bo tree and later visited the Biodiversity Complex. President Rajapaksa also unveiled the D.M. Jayaratne Statue and paid floral tributes to it.

The late D.M. Jayaratne began his political career from the Village Council and was the 13th member of the SLFP. He first represented Parliament in 1970 and became a Cabinet Minister in 1994. He held several portfolios until 2010 and was the 14th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015. He passed away on November 19, 2019.

State Minister Anuradha Jayaratne presented a memento to the President to mark the commemoration.

The President planted a white sandalwood sapling at the Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex and the book 'Manushyathwaye Meheyuma' (Operation Humanity) authored by Chalani Wasalabandara, an undergraduate of the University of Peradeniya was also presented to the President.

The Maha Sangha of the Tri-Nikayas, Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Governor Lalith U. Gamage, MPs Gunathilaka Rajapaksha, Udayana Kirindigoda and members of the Ambuluwawa Board of Trustees were also present.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 24 2021

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