In Parliament From 1960

Former Prime Minister and UPFA Parliamentarian Rathnasiri Wicremanayake completed 55 years of parliamentary politics on March 19. A ceremony was held to felicitate his political life at the parliamentary complex on Thursday (19) afternoon.

Wickremenayake was first elected to the parliament on March 19, 1960, and served as Prime Minister twice (2000-2001, 2005-2010). He was the Member of Horana Electorate until being defeated in the 1977 election. He was a Minister of the PA government from 1994.

(L-R) Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former PM Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

(Pic. Ada Derana)

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