Pic: The Island/Siripala Halwala 6 Jan 2002
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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. Atukorale’s 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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