Minister Wijewardene assumes office
The newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon.
Ruwan Wijewardene MP ceremonially assumed duties at the Ministry
today (16th Friday, January 2015).
Upon arriving at the Ministry the honorable Minister was received by the
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake, CDS, chiefs of
the tri forces, police, civil defence force and the coast guard.
Paying prominence to religious observances a
special multi religious ceremony was held where members of the Maha
Sangha and other religious dignitaries conducted prayers in order to
invoke blessings on the nation and the people.
In keeping with tradition Hon. Minister
Wijewardene officially assumed office at the auspicious time in the
presence of family and officials of the Ministry.
Deputy Minister of Finance Hon. Harsha Silva,
family members of the Hon. Minister including his father Mr. Ranjith
Wijewardene and senior officials of the ministry were also present
at the occasion.