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President off to UK; Ruwan appointed acting Defence Minister

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene/

President Maithripala Sirisena took flight to London this afternoon on a private visit, and State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed Acting Defence Minister during his absence.

According to the President’s Media Divsion, Sirisena is in the UK to attend the graduation ceremony of his son Daham Sirisena.