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Sri Lanka declares December 30 as national day of mourning for ex-PM Wickremanayake

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 11:36 IST      
Sri Lanka declares December 30 as national day of mourning for ex-PM Wickremanayake

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec.28 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has declared December 30 as the national day of mourning for the death of former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. Earlier, the day of mourning was fixed for December 31.

According to the Colombo Post, the funeral of Wickremanayake, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83, will be held in Horana on December 31 with full state honors on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

His mortal remains will be kept in the Sri Lanka Parliament complex from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. for parliamentarians to pay their respects. (ANI)

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 05:22 IST     

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Berlin: Ivanka Trump booed for defending her father

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 04:38 IST     

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Turkey condemns Sukma Naxal attack

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 23:44 IST     

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Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 23:43 IST     

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Pakistan: Anti-CPEC rally held in Sindh

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 22:09 IST     

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Updated: Apr 25, 2017 22:09 IST     

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Nepali Congress unveils poll manifesto

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 20:52 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

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Ansari meets Armenian PM Karapetyan

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 19:32 IST     

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China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:13 IST     

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Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:48 IST      By: Shivangi Mishra

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China projects power in Indian Ocean

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:21 IST     

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UN Committee concerned over enforced disappearances in Pak

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 13:18 IST     

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Updated: Apr 25, 2017 10:43 IST     

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Updated: Apr 25, 2017 10:38 IST     

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Truth will come out: Bill O'Reilly after Fox News exit

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 10:10 IST     

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