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Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat.
This was at the auspicious time of 10.51 am.
The President arrived at the Presidential Secretariat amidst the sound of the traditional “sak bera” drumbeat and was welcomed by Presidents Secretary Udaya R. Seneviratne.
Subsequently, the former President Maithripala Sirisena welcomed the new President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Thereafter the President was given a gun salute followed by a salutation from the three-armed forces.
The Maha Sangha performed a special pooja to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa chanting Seth Pirith.
Thereafter, the President officially resumed his duties amidst the blessings of the Maha Sangha.
President Rajapaksa took oaths as the 7th executive president of the democratic socialist republic of Sri Lanka before King Dutugemunus monument at the Ruwanweli Seya yesterday.
Meanwhile, Dr. P.B Jayasundara was appointed as the new president’s secretary.
Dr. P.B Jayasundara served as a senior official and an economist at the central bank of Sri Lanka and holds a PhD from the United States.
Further, retired Major General, Kamal Gunaratne was appointed as the new defense secretary.
Meanwhile, S.R Arttygalle was appointed as Secretary to the Treasury and Finance Ministry and Oshada Senanayaka was appointed as the Director General of the Telecommunications regulatory commission.