President Rajapaksa has paid his last respects to Ranmenike Tennekoon.
The President visited the Kurunegala residence this morning and paid his last respects to Mrs. Tennekoon, the mother of Minister Salinda Dissanayake and expressed his condolences to the family members.
Mrs. Tennekoon is a retired school teacher and was 86 years old at the time of her demise. She has served many schools in the North Western Province and imparted education to thousands of children. The remains are lying at No: 37, Uthuruwewa Road in Kurunegala for the public to pay their last respects.