President leaves for Modi’s swearing-in

Colombo, June 9 (Daily Mirror) - President Ranil Wickremesinghe departed for New Delhi a short while ago at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to attend his swearing-in ceremony scheduled for this evening.

Prime Minister Modi will take oath today, as too will members of his new cabinet, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. He will be the first three-term Prime Minister since Congress stalwart Jawaharlal Nehru.

A three-layered security has been put in place at Rashtrapati Bhawan where he will be administered oath of office by President Droupadi Murmu. Officials said commandos from Delhi Police's SWAT and NSG have been deployed around the venue and other strategic locations as Delhi remains on high alert for the event.

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