All arrangements are in place for President Rajapaksa’s swearing in for his second term of office.
The oath taking ceremony will take place near the Presidential Secretariat amidst multi-religious observances. The President is due to take his oaths at an auspicious time before Chief Justice Asoka De Silva will administer the oath of office to President Rajapaksa. Many foreign leaders and dignitaries will grace the occasion. Many foreign dignitaries have already arrived in the island to participate in this ceremony. A parade will be staged by members of the Armed Forces and the Police. A gun salute will be also be held. Several cultural events will make the function more colourful. Many school children and dance troupes of the Cultural Affairs Ministry are slated to participate. ITN has finalized arrangements to bring a live telecast of this function.