The Government's Policy Statement will be presented to Parliament by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tomorrow afternoon at a ceremonial sitting of the House.

Arrangements for the day have been kept simple in keeping with the President’s request and will be minus gun salutes and  vehicle parades which are usually part of a ceremonial sitting of the House.Instead a cultural pageant will take place to welcome  the  President.

The new Speaker of Parliament and the Secretary General of Parliament Dammika Dasanayake will  receive the President at the main steps of the Parliament Building.

He will be  accompanied to the Chamber by  the Serjeant-at-Arms, Deputy Serjeant-at-Arms, Assistant Serjeant-at-Arms followed by the Speaker of Parliament and the Secretary General of Parliament.

The students of Devi Balika Vidyalaya Colombo will recite the Jaya Mangala Gatha at the main entrance of the Parliament Building welcoming  the President.

A rehearsal for tomorrow’s event was held today . Here are some of the scenes form today.

Students of Devi Balika Vidyalaya Colombo who will recite the Jaya Mangala Gatha 
SG of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake& Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando overseeing the arrangements