President on Holiday
[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Sri Lankan President and Minster of Defence, Mrs. Chandrika Kumarathunge left Sri Lanka on a private visit to a foreign country with her children today.
Deputy Defence Minister and Minister of Irrigation and Power Gen. Anurudha Ratwatte was sworn in as Defence Minister.
Meanwhile, Minster of Parliamentary affairs, Mr. Jeyaraj Fernando was sworn in as acting Minister of Justice and constitutional Affairs as the Minister Prof. G.L Pieris has also left Sri Lanka.