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150th birth anniversary of late Sir D.B. Jayatilleke commemorated.

The Public Trustees Department together with the relatives of Sir D.B Jayathilaka has organized several programs to mark the 150th anniversary of the late Sir D.B. Jayatilleke. The late Sir D.B Jayatilleke who has rendered a yeomon service for independence struggle of Ceylon entered the legislative council in 1924 and later to the state council. He was the Sri Lankan high commissioner in India at the time of his demise. A floral tribute was held at the Presidential secretariat premises this morning to mark the 150th anniversary of late Sir D.B. Jayatilleke. Speaker Karu Jayasooriya was the chief guest. A statue of the late Sir D.B Jayathilaka will be unveiled by the Speaker tomorrow. An all-night pirith chanting ceremony will be conducted on Thursday. An alms giving for the Maha sangha will take place on Friday.
Professor Wickrema Weerasooriya will deliver the oration