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D. M. Jayaratne
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14th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
21 April 2010 – 9 January 2015
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs
In office
8 July 2010 – 7 July 2015
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Himself
Minister of Plantations
In office
6 August 2007 – 6 August 2010
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications & Upcountry Development
In office
8 August 2004 – 6 September 2007
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Agriculture
In office
1 June 2000 – 9 July 2001
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kandy District
In office
5 January 2004 – 7 January 2010
In office
1 July 1989 – 29 December 2001
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
In office
7 January 2010 – 6 June 2015
In office
30 December 2001 – 2 January 2004
Personal details
Born
Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne

4 June 1931(1931-06-04)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died 19 November 2019(2019-11-19) (aged 88)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
Children 3

Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne (Sinhala: දිසානායක මුදියන්සේලාගේ ජයරත්න, Tamil: திசாநாயக்க முதியன்சேலாகே ஜயரத்ன; 4 June 1931 – 19 November 2019[1]) known as D. M. "Di Mu" Jayaratne[2] was a Sri Lankan politician. He was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015. He was a founding member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Jayaratne was first elected to parliament in 1970. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 21 April 2010.[3]

Jayaratne died on 19 November 2019 at a private hospital in Kandy, Sri Lanka at the age of 88.[4]

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