New President assumes duties

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties at the Presidential Secretariat a short-while ago.

Rajapaksa took oaths as the 7th Executive President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka at the Ruwanwelisaya premises in Anuradhapura yesterday.

A gun salute was fired at Galle Face today in honor of the President-elect.

Rajapaksa was warmly welcomed by the former President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat premises.