D. M. Jayaratne

Sri Lankan politician

Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne (Sinhala: දිසානායක මුදියන්සේලාගේ ජයරත්න, Tamil: திசாநாயக்க முதியன்சேலாகே ஜயரத்ன; 4 June 1931 – 19 November 2019[1]) known as D. M. "Di Mu" Jayaratne[2] was a Sri Lankan politician. He was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015. He was a founding member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.


D. M. Jayaratne
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14th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
21 April 2010 – 9 January 2015
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs
In office
8 July 2010 – 7 July 2015
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterHimself
Minister of Plantations
In office
6 August 2007 – 6 August 2010
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications & Upcountry Development
In office
8 August 2004 – 6 September 2007
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Agriculture
In office
1 June 2000 – 9 July 2001
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kandy District
In office
5 January 2004 – 7 January 2010
In office
1 July 1989 – 29 December 2001
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
In office
7 January 2010 – 6 June 2015
In office
30 December 2001 – 2 January 2004
Personal details
Born
Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne

(1931-06-04)4 June 1931
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died19 November 2019(2019-11-19) (aged 88)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
Children3

Jayaratne was first elected to parliament in 1970. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 21 April 2010.[3]

Jayaratne died on 19 November 2019 at a private hospital in Kandy, Sri Lanka at the age of 88.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Parliament profile
  2. :.News Line: Di Mu is new Prime Minister Archived 21 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "D.M Jayaratne sworn in as PM" Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Daily Mirror, 21 April 2010.
  4. "Former Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne Passes Away". HiruNews. 19 November 2019.