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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Former President D.B.Wijetunga passd away

Former President D.B.Wijetunga passed away in this morning [21] at the Kandy Hospital.
Dingiri Banda Wijetunga was born on February 15, 1922 in Kandy.
He entered the Parliament for the first time from Udunuwara electorate at the 1965 general election. He lost the Udunuwara electorate in 1970 but returned to the Parliament in 1977. Since then he held a number of portfolios including Information and Broadcasting, Posts and Telecommunication, Power, Highways and Agricultural Development.
He served as Prime Minister from March 3rd, 1989 to May 7th, 1993 and Mr. Wijetunga was the third executive president of the country, from May 1st 1993 to November 12th 1994.

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