Gota to be sworn-in today in Anuradhapura

18 November 2019 02:16 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Maha Maluwa of the Ruwanweliseya in Anuradhapura today.

Mr Rajapaksa, who contested the presidential election held on Saturday from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), was declared as the President yesterday upon his victory.

The SLPP said the swearing-in ceremony will take place in the morning and Mr Rajapaksa is to visit the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanweliseya seeking blessings prior to the ceremony.

SLPP and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, Party's Chairman professor G.L. Peiris, it's National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa, party leaders of the Opposition, MPs and others will attend the ceremony today.

After the election victory, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said, “As we usher in a new journey for Sri Lanka, we must remember that all Sri Lankans are part of this journey.”

In a tweet, he said he was grateful for the opportunity to be the President, not only of those who voted for him but as the President of all Sri Lankans.

“The trust you have invested in me is deeply moving and being your President will be the greatest honour of my life -Let’s put our vision into action!” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 12

  • Chand the Citizen loves harmony Monday, 18 November 2019 02:33 AM

    May triple Gems bless you to achieve your vision for a prosperous country, a just society for all Sri Lankans to live in peace and harmony. All the best wishes!

    Dr. Ananda Seneviratne Monday, 18 November 2019 03:16 AM


    RASHMI ARIYASINGHE Monday, 18 November 2019 03:40 AM

    Great Man. The Sri Lankans are fortunate to have a person of this calibre at the helm.

    balla pissa Monday, 18 November 2019 03:48 AM

    1st order of business - bulk order for 'white vans' placed - all of you are fooked...

    Dayawathie Monday, 18 November 2019 03:48 AM

    Congratulations sir. Please try to win the hearts and minds of the North and East and minorities.

    Eric M Paramanathan Monday, 18 November 2019 04:45 AM

    A great, clean victory. If Gotha could do all what he said and promised last few weeks then rest assured that he will be the next President with a thumbing majority. I am sure he will listen to his current advisers and implement their good action plans for Srilanka. I wish him the best. Eric Paramanathan, Sydney, Australia.

    Nalaka Patriot of all people Monday, 18 November 2019 05:42 AM

    No kidding, the greatest honour will be serve who elected you. Prove you are worth the salt or proof is in the pudding?

    Suren Monday, 18 November 2019 08:00 AM

    Congratulations Sir! You are undoubtedly the best man for the job! I am not sure if you would ever be able to win the hearts of the people in the North and East no matter what good you do for them now and you know why! You did what you had to do at the time to end the war. Therefore, I do not think you should worry too much about it but please do your duty by them as the President of Sri Lanka. I am sure you would be a shining example not only to Sri Lanka but to the whole world! Good luck and very best wishes!

    warusawa Monday, 18 November 2019 08:04 AM

    Congratulations! Now Sri Lanka is the 51st state of America with an American President! Congratulations to Sri Lankans now everyone can get US green cards. :)

    samarakoon Monday, 18 November 2019 08:25 AM

    Well done.... All the credit to Basil R, the silent tsunami behind the win. Thank you, Maj. Gen Gunarathna, Mohan Samaranayake and Nalaka Godahewa for your never ending support to the effort. All maha Sanga, including chief prelates and all who make a voice for the nation. And all the Sri Lasnkans who beleive in Gota...Thank you...

    Sokrates Monday, 18 November 2019 08:59 AM

    A criminal mafia clan takes over a whole country under the leadership of a US citizen.

    Ajja Monday, 18 November 2019 12:14 PM

    Dont waste time on public money.Have a fast track system to improve public facilities and stable the sinking ship.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Land acquisitions in Hanthana and Knuckles Mountain ranges

Sri Lankans will soon lose their opportunity to boast about the rich biodiver

Wanathawilluwa forest clearance: Whodunit?

Days after the Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland, situated in Puttalam District, ma

‘I’m scared to see her face’

On August 13, a woman happened to meet a child who was in desperate need of h

Kidneys that whisper death

A flute version of Beethoven’s ‘Für Elise’ was echoing from a distance