Ruwan Wijewardene Acting Defense Minister
State Minister for Defense and Mass Media Ruwan Wijewardene is now the Acting Minister of Defense as President Mathripala Sirisena is overseas.
Wijewardene’s Media Secretary confirmed this report to RepublicNext a short while ago.
President Sirisena flew to Beijing this morning to attend an international conference titled Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on 15 May.
Unconfirmed reports indicate Sirisena is scheduled to meet President of China Xi Jinping tomorrow.