State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene has appointed as the acting Minister of Defense until President Maithripala Sirisena returns from China.
This was stated by the Director General of Government Information Department in a communiqué.
President Maithripala Sirisena left for China on a three-day official visit today (13th) morning. He will be attending the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing. A 27-member delegation too accompanied the President in the tour.