Update: Two former prime ministers appointed senior presidential advisers

Update: Two former prime ministers appointed senior presidential advisers

Update: Two former prime ministers appointed senior presidential advisers

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jun, 2015 | 12:22 pm

Former prime ministers D.M. Jayaratne and Ratnasiri Wickramanayake have been appointed senior advisers to the president.

According to the Presidential Media Division, the appointments were made on Thursday, June 11, morning by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

A reputed politician and parliamentarian representing the Kalutara district, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, served as Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2010. He had also been a member of parliament since 1960.

MP D.M. Jayaratne, who was first elected to parliament in 1970, served as Prime Minister from 2010 to January this year.


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