It is with deep regret and sadness that the nation learns of the demise of President D. B. Wijetunga. The President has during tumultuous decades as a Parliamentarian as a Minister of the Cabinet, Prime Minister and as third Executive President of Sri Lanka provided a good example to others in public life and citizens of the country.
His Excellency D.B. Wijetunga
From 1993 - 1994
Mr D B Wijetunga, who was Prime Minister at the time of President Premadasa's assassination in 1993, was elected by Parliament as President.