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Minister Wijewardene assumes office

Minister Wijewardene assumes office

[December 24 2018]

The newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene MP ceremonially assumed duties at the Ministry, today (24th Monday, December 2018).

Upon arriving at the Ministry the honorable Minister was received by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), tri forces commanders, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Director General of Civil Defence Force.

Paying prominence to religious observances a special religious ceremony was held where the Maha Sangha  conducted prayer 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 his family members and senior officials of the Ministry.

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Hon. (Dr.) Harsha De Silva, State Minister of Finance Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, and officials of the Ministry were also present at the occasion.


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