President Rajapaksa has paid his last respects to Nalini Wickremasinghe, the mother of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.
The President paid his last respects this evening and expressed his condolence to Ranil Wickremasinghe and family members.
In the meantime, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa also paid her last respects to Mrs. Wickremasinghe at the residence located at fifth lane in Kollupitiya. There were also many Parliamentarians who had come to pay their last respects. Nalini Wickremasinghe passed away at a private hospital in Colombo last night. She was 95 at the time of her death. She was a daughter of Lake House Founder D.R. Wijewardena and the wife of Esmond Wickremasinghe, a former Director of Lake House. Ranil Wickremasinghe and Shan Wickremasinghe are among the children of Mrs. Wickremasinghe. The funeral was conducted at the General Cemetery Kanatte this evening.