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Rajapaksa assumes duties as prime minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as prime minister by the Sri Lankan president on Friday, assumed duties today. 

According to Colombo news reports several Member of Parliaments, secretary to the prime minister, Sirisena Amarasekara and members of the Maha Sanga were present at the event. 

The spokesperson for the prime minister told reporters a new cabinet would be sworn in later today. 

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