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State Minister attends Birth Anniversary of late President J R Jayewardene

State Minister attends Birth Anniversary of late President J RState Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended the 110th Birth Anniversary of late President JR Jayewadene at the J R Jayewardene Centre in Colombo on Monday (19th September 2016).

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramesinghe.The keynote address was delivered by Professor Indrakeerthi Siriweera.Born on 17th September 1906, late Junius Richard Jayewardene was the first Executive President of Sri Lanka.

A lawyer by profession late President Jayewardene entered politics at a young age and in 1977 led his party to power and later became the first Executive President.Senior cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished invitees and family members of the late President were also present at the occasion.

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