Month: November 2019

New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

The new Cabinet of Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (22). Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: 1. Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa – Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply & Urban Development, Housing Facilities 2. Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva…

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister

Former President and the leader of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21). The swearing in ceremony was attended by former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Ministers and several other dignitaries. Following the defeat his…

Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21). They were: Raja Kollure – Uva Province Seetha Arambepola – Western Province J. M. Muzammil – North Western Province Lalith U. Gamage – Central Province Willy Gamage – Southern Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa – Sabaragamuwa Province

Update: President Visited Dalada Maligawa, received blessings of Maha Sanga

In keeping with the tradition, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy and paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic this morning. Upon his arrival, President Rajapaksa was received by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela accompanied by the Basnayake Nilames of the Four Main Devalayas. The President called on Venerable Mahanayake Theros…

Three New Secretaries appointed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed three new Secretaries this morning. Dr. P. B. Jayasundara was appointed as the Secretary to the President and Major General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence. Former Central Bank Deputy Governor S. R. Attygalle has been appointed as the Secretary to the Treasury and…

President Rajapaksa assumes duties

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat today (19). The President assumed duties following religious observances and the event was attended by former president Maithripala Sirisena as well. Several political party leaders including Prof. G. L. Peiris, Dinesh Gunawardane, Douglas Devananda, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Prof.…

New President sworn in

The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka today (November 18) in Anuradhapura. He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. Secretary to the President Udaya R Seniviratne read out the proclamation declaring Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President. Prime Minister Ranil…

World leaders congratulate new President

Regional leaders yesterday extended their congratulations to President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his landslide victory in the Presidential Election. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Twitter message congratulated the incoming President on his victory. “I look forward to working closely with you for deepening the close and fraternal ties between our two countries and citizens,…