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Kabir Hashim assumes duties

Minister Kabir Hashim is congratulated by a well wisher.

 Newly-appointed Highways and Higher Education Minister Kabir Hashim assumed duties yesterday at the Higher Education and Highways Ministry premises located in Maganeguma Mahamedura, Battaramulla.

Addressing the gathering after assuming duties, the Minister said the people’s mandate given to the government to carry forward the activities of preserving peace, integrity and unity, as well as improving higher education and pursuing development projects more vigorously. “Therefore, we must get together to fulfill our responsibilities by the people of Sri Lanka, despite any differences,” he said.

Highways State Minister Dilan Perera, Ministry Secretary D.C. Dissanayake and Road Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Nihal R. Sooriyarachchi were present.