President tells Nation:
National unity first task
Eradication of poverty requires true bravery:
Our first task is to ensure lasting national
unity and sustainable, permanent peace in our motherland, said
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the Nation after being sworn
in as President for the second term yesterday morning.
Simple, solemn ceremony marks Presidentís swearing-in
President Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths yesterday
for a second term as President before Chief Justice Asoka de Silva
at the auspicious time of 10.16 am opposite the Presidential
Secretariat at a simple but a solemn and dignified ceremony.