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Minister Wijewardane assumes office

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.

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