Pic: The Island/Siripala Halwala 6 Jan
The House mourns: Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Joseph Michael Perera and Opposition
Leader Ratnasiri Wickramanayake were among the large number of MPs who
received the remains of Mr. Gamini Atukorale in parliament for the
lying-in-state. Also in the picture are Ministers Gamini Jayawickrema
Perera and Mahinda Samarasinghe and several other MPs. Mr. Atukorales
cremation took place at Ratnapura yesterday amongst a large and
distinguished gathering. - (Pic. by Siripala Halwala)
This may have been a
funeral but that did not stop the politicking!
Our friend King
Ranil's look is particularly interesting.
The shortened form of
RATNASIRI is of course RAT!
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