Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed duties as Prime Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday took oaths as the 24th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa took oaths before his bother and newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, and promptly assumed duties at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Prime Minister visited the Gangaramaya Temple before taking oaths. Mahinda Rajapaksa has held the post twice before, and took to Twitter stating, “I’m honoured to have taken oaths as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister. I look forward to serving all Sri Lankans as we take our country forward with a new vision to further develop and protect it for future generations.”