Today is the 79th birthday of Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne.
D.M. Jayaratne who was born at Medapitiya in Doluwa, Gampola on 4th June 1931 is the most Senior politician in the country. He ventured into politics in the 1950s and is the 13th member to join the SLFP.
Mr. Jayaratne was elected for the 1st time from the Gampola electorate. In 1989 he was elected for the second time. He became the General Secretary of the Peoples Alliance and a Cabinet Minister in 1994.
Until the 8th of April this year he held several Ministerial portfolios and worked for the progress of the country. He was appointed as Prime Minister of the Freedom Alliance Government on the 21st of April.
Prime TV extends its greetings to Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne on his 79th birthday.