President Ranil Wickremesinghe came to the Parliament complex to ceremonially open the third session of the Ninth Parliament.
President Wickremesinghe and his wife were welcomed by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Parliamentary Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake.
According to the powers assigned to him by Article 33 of the Constitution, the Head of State started presenting the Gove ment Policy Statement at 10.30 am.
President Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that he is the president of all Sri Lankans and will ensure that the rights of all sections of the society will be protected.
President Ranil Wickramasinghe also requested all political parties and groups to support the formation of an all-party gove ment to solve the problems faced by the people.
Watch the full enthronement speech delivered by President Ranil Wickramasinghe below...