Breaking News
Home | Politics | Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as SL Prez

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as SL Prez

WT24 Desk

Former defense official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president and appealed to the minority Tamil and Muslim communities who voted against him to rally around him, Agencies report.

Rajapaksa is credited with helping to end a long civil war and comfortably won last Saturday’s presidential election. But minorities feared his election over human rights allegations against him dating from the war.

Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya administered the oath of office to Rajapaksa at the 140 B.C Ruwanweli Seya Buddhist temple in ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura in north-central Sri Lanka.

In his address to the nation Monday, he also pledged to give national security priority and follow a neutral foreign policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

By-polls to Ctg-8 Jan 13

The seat fell vacant at Moniuddin Khan Badal’s death WT24 Desk The Election Commission (EC) ...

AL picks leaders for Dhaka north, south

Bazlur Rahman and Abu Ahammed to lead the two units WT24 Desk The Awami League ...