The investiture Ceremony of the Chief Scout of Sri Lanka His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksha President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was held on 17th January 2020 at the Presidential Secretariat Ceremonially. His Excellency The President also accepted the invitation to be the Patron of the Sri Lanka Scout Council.
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksha took oaths as Chief Scout of Sri Lanka & Patron of the Guild on 17th January at a special ceremony held at the President;s Office. New Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts Major Gen. Milinda Peiris administered the oath and adorned him with a national scarf.
Singithi, Cub Scouts, Junior Scouts, Senior Scouts and a Rover Scouts representing several districts were present as Flag Bearers . The Investiture Ceremony was conducted by the Chief Commissioner Major Gen. Milinda Peiris and Deputy Chief Commissioner Mr. Janaprith Fernando .Also present on the occasion were The President of SLSA Mr. C N Wakista , Secretary Mr. Rajawasam, National Programme Commissioner Mr. Sarath Maththaarachchi, National Training Commissioner Mr. S A Amarasinghe, Asst. Chief Commissioners.
A Discussion was held with His Excellency the President on the steps taken to develop Scouting in Sri Lanka to which His Excellency assured the support and cooperation of the government.