Saturday, January 10, 2015
Maithri takes oath as President
President Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as the 6th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka before Supreme Court Judge K. Sri Pawan at the Independence Square in Colombo, yesterday.
Also, opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the country. Speaking, President Maithripala Sirisena said that he does not intend to seek another term in office as President.
He also expressed his concern over the serious misconduct of state media during the presidential election campaign. The new President also said he would strictly adhere to the 100 day work programme tabled during his campaign.