Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, Sri Lankan politician, Died at 83


Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was born on May 5, 1933, and died on December 27, 2016.
He was a Sri Lankan politician.
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010.
Wickremanayake was a National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
He held many key ministerial positions in the Sri Lankan government since 1970.
He was educated in Millewa Primary School, Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya, Hartley College, Point Pedro and Ananda College, Colombo and later as a student joined Lincoln’s Inn to become a Barrister of Law, but ultimately chose to enter politics rather than appear for the exam.
In his time in UK he was elected president of the Ceylon Students’ Association in the United Kingdom in 1955.
Wickremanayake died after a short illness.
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away at 83 years old.