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Senior SLFPer D.M Jayaratne was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka a short while ago before President Mahinda Rajapakse. He is the 15th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and a veteran politician National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
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  • Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:25 PM

    Disgusting remark by "charuka"

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:47 PM

    Congradulations for nothing since now your role is to be a
    'YES' man.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 04:19 PM

    Charuka, it's disgusting. We, the readers are owed an apology from you

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 04:20 PM

    The PM's job is not an easy one my dear, it is not a showcasse title! We have to be very rational when making decisions, I believe thats what Chruka meant, no harm done.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 05:49 PM

    This is a good example. One must be loyal to one's party through thick and thin, in good times and bad . Then you will be justly rewarded. Good decision MR. I am sure senior SLFP'ers are also in full agreement. There are pessimists in any society like some of those narrow minded people who have commented above with a dirty mind. I feel sorry for them.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 06:33 PM

    Is Gampola a village?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:25 AM

    Mythripala Sirisena is a very prudent and hardworking politician. And it is fitting that eventually he be elected to a good post. But the president in all his wisdom has taken the right decision in honoring the most senior member of the party. This shows his respect for seniority and wisdom.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:26 AM

    Finance is usually never given to other ministers. That has been the norm. And its a good norm. So its better to leave it in the hands of the president.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:27 AM

    I guess the guy who lives there knows better ya? so leave it up to him.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 09:56 PM

    This President knows how to treat people. Rathnasiri had his opportunity, and did somewhat of a good job. Now it is DM's turn. Even though it is a ceremonial position, it is well respected.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:37 PM

    What some of you people don't know is that this man (DM) has done so much for the party, for such a long time. I don't think anyone else has done anything close to what he has done for the party, given the circumstances. Not long ago, Kandy was a UNP bastion but he held it together, in that district, for the SLFP (under enormous pressure and threats). It's a pity that real heroes like him are being subject to humiliation, by you lot, when uneducated thugs get so many votes. Sad to say, but we Sri Lankans are really off our minds.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 01:40 AM

    Heartiest congrats to our new PM. I favour this decision as most of the sri lankans were thinking that basil will be the next PM. Hats off for MR for this wise decision. I dont know what will Dutugemunu be?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:49 AM

    While wishing him well, I hope the old suit fits him well without much alterations! At last, he got a chance to wear it!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:18 AM

    mr jayratne has done a lot at his home town of gampola. sir we love you, we will be there for you. your hard work paid off.thankyou. mohammed

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:24 AM

    Good choice as far as MR is concerned. He can rest in peace knowing that DMJ will not try to oust him.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:26 AM

    PM's post - minister without portfolio. Anyway he a transit passenger before he will be forcibly retired in November. At least he is one of the derserving ones as he is a senior member

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:27 AM

    D ( DENDA) M ( MATA). He asked for it and got it. Jesus Chirist said if you ask anyhing i faith you receive it.

    God Bless You Hon PM. Sorry i have to only say what Jesus Preached and link with your Initials,

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:49 PM

    Sorry Mr.Mythiripala Sirisena !!

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:49 PM

    Congratulations, and wish you all the best!

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:53 PM

    The D.B.Wijetunga solution!

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:55 PM

    Good to have somebody senior and an experienced person.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:57 PM

    congradulations sir ! good pick HIS EXCELLANCEY

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:59 PM

    harmless man ! congrads anyway

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:03 PM

    Good luck DM.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:04 PM

    for brighter future,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:15 PM

    from Dudley Senanayake to Jayaratne...evolution or revolution?

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:19 PM

    Excellent choice. Hope the Finance, and other top ministries will be likewise given to good people.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:20 PM

    Our well wishes to the new P.M !

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:21 PM

    Good luck ... within couple of months need a wheel chair also.. any way good luck mother lanka.. hic...

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:21 PM

    HE WILL BE P.M.UNTIL NEXT NOVEMBER.SOME THING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.HOPE DR.MERVIN SILVA WILL NOT BE THE NEXT P.M . AFTER NOVEMBER.GOOD LUCK DEE MOO.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:24 PM

    OUR WELL WISHES !

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:26 PM

    Congrads DM. Try to change this role of being only a ceremonial post where it s used time to time only to speak to the gallery. Country needs fast time development work and please try to initiate those with your powers.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:26 PM

    No Comment....

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:28 PM

    Congratulates the 15 th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:31 PM

    OUR WELL WISHES TO THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF SRI LANKA !

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:38 PM

    Not a chance with MR hugging all these ministries...Wishful thinking !!

    NISSANKA BANDARA Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:14 AM

    Sir you are the Grate person. very humbles and honest . Thank you so much what you dune to sir lanka and your home town

    NISSANKA BANDARA Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:16 AM

    Sir you are the real PM . you have a clear picture what you doing .

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:42 PM

    is it best among the worst?

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:49 PM

    Congratulations to the simple man who came from my own village Gampola.
    Wish you good luck Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 01:53 PM

    I see you as a better politician who has better socialist ideas to a some extent

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:12 PM

    Nest in Line Basil Rajapakse...DM good luck though i think its a short stint... Suba Anagathayak!!!!

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:18 PM

    Hopefully this man will do something for the Tamil people and fulfill their needs and wants.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:22 PM

    Its not good to comment on person's age sex and nationality,it is below his dignity ,better to mind your language please.would you like it when you get old if somebody discriminates on your age

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:23 PM

    yeah! daily mirror jayratne can I get a whoa whoa...

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:36 PM

    What is not factored into in making the decision to appoint DM as PM is that PM in Sri Lanka is President-in-waiting. What if something happens to President? The nation will be saddle with DM as President? And the interesting question is, as the President has not yet sworn in for 2nd term can the PM continue beyond 11th November?

    May be an expert in constitution could enlighten us?

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:41 PM

    Like in the case of Mrs B

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:50 AM

    sir, we saluate you, you have done a lot of divelopment at your home town of gampola. we love you and we are proud of you sir, thankyou. mohammed

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:57 AM

    He has served the Party no doubt, but what can he do for a Sri Lanka which is planning to be the new financial hub of Asia? I am not a favourite of the family, but I feel Basil would have been a better choice looking at betterment of the country

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:04 PM

    Congratulation for new prime minister, and best wishes for his service to the nations

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:20 PM

    Has this upset Mr Wickramanayake? Hope not since he only read a statement to extend the emergency during his tenure but that is not really needed now.

    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 03:24 PM

    Definitely better than Ratnasiri.


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