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Former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne passes away

Former Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne, aged 88 passed away today at a private hospital in Kandy.

Jayaratne served as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015.

Jayaratne was first elected to parliament in 1970 and was a founding member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP)