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Defence Ministry ushers in 2019

Defence Ministry ushers in 2019

[January 01 2019]

A traditional ceremony was held at the Ministry to usher in the New Year, this morning (01 January, 2019). The ceremony was held under the patronage of the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene.

Religious observances conducted by the members of the Maha Sangha preceded the day's proceedings. After the hoisting of the National Flag a two minutes' silence was observed to honour the fallen War Heroes. Subsequently all employees of the Ministry took the Government Servant's Oath. Later all those present joined in to partake a traditional breakfast spread.

Additional Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs, Policy & Planning) Mr. PR Rajapaksha, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Navy, Military Liaison Officer, heads of institutes under the Ministry, senior officials and a large number of MoD staff were also present at the occasion.


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