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Jayaratne to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new PM

Apr 21, 2010 7:52:28 AM - yahoo.com
A senior member of Sri Lanka's ruling party Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne is to be sworn in as the new prime minister, official sources confirmed Wednesday. Jayaratne, 79, is to replace former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. Jayaratne entered parliament in 1970 and has held several senior ministerial positions. Analysts said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had recognized ...