Last update:Fri, 26 May 2023

EU seeks to develop Lanka ties

Newsimage3The European Union (EU) says it is looking forward to working with President Maithripala Sirisena to further develop its relations with Sri Lanka.

EU High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini said the EU will continue to support Sri Lanka in its development as a prosperous and inclusive democracy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as New President and Ranil Wickremesighe as Prime Minister

Newsimage1Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the 6th Executive President before Justice K. Sri Pawan at a ceremony held at the Independence Square in Colombo amidst the blessings of religious leaders.

It was a historic moment as the Leader of the opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe too was sworn in as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena. In his speech the new President said that during the period of this election the state media ignoring media ethics violated all election guidelines. He said that no other President would have encountered such character assassinations and mudslinging campaigns from state media as he did. He pointed out that a political culture should be set out to encompass the deep-rooted, well-established political traits that are characteristic of a society. The President emphasized that he would take all measures possible to fulfil the pledges given in the manifesto thus bringing prosperity among the nation.

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