Elaborate arrangements are made to mark the inauguration of the second term of office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The national function will be held tomorrow morning at the Presidential Secretariat on a grand scale. Members of the Maha Sangha and clergy of other religions and a large number of local and foreign dignitaries are expected to participate in the function. The Ministry of External Affairs announced that dignitaries including heads of state from a number of countries are arriving in the country to participate in the function due to the friendly relations maintained by the government and its foreign policy. The Government has invited the public to be at the Galle Face Green to view the function that marks the assumption of office for the second term by the Leader who released the country from three decades of terrorism.