Sirisena to take oath on Friday evening

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Sri Lanka’s president-elect Maithripala Sririsena will take oath as the new president on Friday evening, an aide said.

Sirisena will be sworn in at the Independence Square here at 6.20 p.m. (local time), his spokesperson said.

Earlier, outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in the presidential election held on Thursday.

IANS

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Posted on January 9, 2015, in Sri Lanka. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Sirisena to take oath on Friday evening.

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