Gotabaya sworn in as Sri Lanka’s seventh President

Gotabaya sworn in as Sri Lanka’s seventh President

Gotabaya sworn in as Sri Lanka’s seventh President

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Colombo, Nov. 19:

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn in as Sri Lanka’s seventh President at an ancient Buddhist temple, a venue chosen to reflect the massive mandate he got from the Sinhalese majority, as he vowed to protect all communities while giving foremost priority to Buddhism.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Ruwanweli Seya, a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics and considered sacred to Buddhists all over the world, in the ancient north central town of Anuradhapura, around 200 kms from the national capital Colombo.

Rajapaksa is the first president to be sworn in outside Colombo.

Ranjini Trinitymirror

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