Oct 17, Colombo: The new Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the President's Office as a subject minister for the Council.
The Chief Minister was given the portfolios of Finance and Planning, Law and Peace, Land and Road Development, Electricity, Housing and Development , Water Supply , Co-operative Development, Social Services and Rehabilitation, Women Affairs, Industries and Enterprise Development, Tourism, District and Provincial Council Management, Food Supply and Distribution.
General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dullas Alahapperuma, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Governor of Northern province G.A. Chandrasiri, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Tamil National Alliance MP M.A. Sumanthiran also participated in the ceremony.
(Photos by Chandana Perera)