New President visits Defence HQ

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Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ranil Wickremesinghe, following the swearing-in ceremony held at Parliament, arrived at the Defence Ministry, situated at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte yesterday.

General Kamal Gunaratne, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, welcomed the President upon his arrival at the Ministry.

During his maiden visit to a State establishment, after swearing in as the President last morning, President Wickremesinghe met the country’s defence top brass for a brief discussion.

President Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 8th Executive President of the country yesterday.

Public Security Minister Tiran Alles, the Attorney General, President’s Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Forces Commanders, Inspector General of Police, Chief of National Intelligence, Director of the State Intelligence Service and Senior Ministry Officials were also present.