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.