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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed parliament authorities not to hold the guard of honour at today’s ceremonial opening of the Parliament.

It is traditional to hold the ceremonial guard of honour for the President at the ceremonial opening of the Parliament session.

It is reported that the rehearsals for the session have been cancelled on the directive of the President and he has instructed the authorities to hold the ceremony in a simple manner.

The President has also asked that no horse-riding groups be used for the event.(Dayasili Liyanage)

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  • Nish Navaratne Friday, 03 January 2020 03:23 AM

    A great leader indeed! A good example for those who want all the pageants, bells and whistles even for opening a bridge. Cutting down on government expenditure should be done at any cost. Wothin one year, SL will be a much better place.

    sam silva Friday, 03 January 2020 04:13 AM

    Make it simple and effective.

    Being human Friday, 03 January 2020 05:26 AM

    Great beginning Prez GR...! I wish your elder Bro MR

    Thor Friday, 03 January 2020 06:47 AM

    But all his 'storm troopers' are there in mufti!!!

    Mohamed Zahran Friday, 03 January 2020 06:57 AM

    Your Excellency is becoming a model par excellence for all of us to emulate. You attire is normal etc and you prefer everything to be done without any show-off. I do really appreciate your minimalistic approach.

    SA Perera Friday, 03 January 2020 06:58 AM

    The dawn of a new era!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 03 January 2020 07:21 AM

    Yes. the former President came to seat refused mega banners with his image, but....

    Onner Friday, 03 January 2020 07:38 AM

    OK. At least GUARD OUR HONOUR.

    Max Friday, 03 January 2020 07:40 AM

    So proud to have this kind of President

    Truth Behind Friday, 03 January 2020 07:44 AM

    Smoking mirrors

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 03 January 2020 07:45 AM

    There is something for Ranil, Mahinda,Chandrika and Maithree to learn from Current President. No show off.

    Sakla Fernando Friday, 03 January 2020 08:42 AM

    Very nice. Very good and very responsible.

    M.C. Jayawardena Friday, 03 January 2020 09:41 AM

    Well done President. You are a true patriot of the country born and bred at Ruhuna which produced great leaders. Do away with all "unnecessary" activities we did for the last 72 years which never brought any good to us. as an Anandian I am delighted you are following the teachings of great Teachers like Dr.Gunapala Malalasekera, L.H. Mettananda, P de S. Kularatne, Rev. Kotagama Vachissara, D.W Rajapakse and many more. We wish you the blessings of the "Triple Gem" always.

    KD Friday, 03 January 2020 10:07 AM

    Well done ! MR president for having a common sense approach for life and all the activity that your team participate

    Neil Friday, 03 January 2020 10:15 AM

    Good step. Country doesn't want show off. We need action and commitment. Gota is doing the right thing. Keep the independent day celebrations to a low key event. Can we really celebrate being independent. We are more dependent on foreign loans than ever before.

    eresh S kumara Friday, 03 January 2020 10:20 AM

    Great work from HE President .We feel the great value of our vote which we have given to you ...

    Clare Friday, 03 January 2020 02:00 PM

    I love the way our new president is doing the work and am now certain things will get better and better . I hope very soon he will address the issue of busses three wheelers and motor bikes unruly driving and breaking of all road rules .

    Casman Friday, 03 January 2020 02:16 PM

    President of which country? ? Do I need to Google his name before I get to know?

    shelly Friday, 03 January 2020 03:37 PM

    Next step Mr President, all State owned Vehicles to have the Government Emblem, and Ministry they belong, with phone numbers on vehicle


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