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National day of mourning cancelled following family request: Ministry

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The national day of mourning which was declared by the government for former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was canceled following a request made by his family members, Home Affairs Ministry sources said.

Ministry spokesman Asanga Jayalath said family members of the former Prime Minister requested to cancel the decision as it would inconvenience the people in the festive season.

The government previously declared December 31 and then December 30, a national day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late premier.

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  • max Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:23 PM

    Yet another white lie of the govt in order to shape up their inconsistency in day to day life, let alone other matters.

    ceylon Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:09 PM

    people thought finaly it was a inteligent right decision from the government.now it is proving government is still very stupid. via DM Android App


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