New State Minister Hon. Lakshman Senewiratne assumes office
[November 05 2018]
The newly appointed State Minister of Defence, Hon.
Lakshman Senewiratne MP assumed duties during a ceremony at the Ministry,
today (05 Monday, November 2018).
The new State Minister signed an official document
amidst the chanting of Pirith by the members of the Maha Sangha
signifying his assumption of office during the ceremony.
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri
Fernando and Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence Mr. Sunil
Samaraweera were also present at the occasion.
State Minister Senewiratne was sworn in as the State
Minister of Defence before President Maithripala Sirisena at the
Presidential Secretariat on Thursday (01 November).
Making a brief speech, State Minister Senewiratne paid
gratitude to the services rendered by the tri forces and police to
safeguard the sovereignty of the country and said that we should work
towards strengthening reconciliation and building unity between the
people. He requested the support of all to serve the interests of the
country in this regard.
Religious dignitaries, family members of the Minister,
Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Forces Commanders, IG and senior Ministry
officials were also present at the occasion.