10 Ministers, 6 Deputy Ministers take oaths
Ten ministers, six deputy ministers and two project ministers have taken oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the much awaited cabinet reshuffle which took place at Temple Trees this morning, President’s Media Division said.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Chief of Presidential Staff Gamini Senarath were present during the ceremony.
Susil Premajayantha – Environment and Renewable Energy Minister
Patali Champika Ranwaka – Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Minister
Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Power and Energy Minister
Anura Priyadarshana Yapa – Petroleum Industries Minister
Lakshman Seneviratne – Sugar Industries Minister
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena – Investment Promotion Minister
Jayaratne Herath – Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation
Duminda Dissanayake – Educational Service Minister
Basir Segu Daud – Productivity Promotion Minister
Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa – Wildlife Conservation Minister
Rohitha Abeygunawardena – Ports and Highways
Nirmala Kothalawala – Ports and Highway
S.M. Chandrasena – Economic Development Deputy Minister
Susantha Punchinilame – Economic Development Deputy Minister
Faizer Mustapha – Investment Promotion Deputy Minister
M.L.A.M. Hizbullah – Economic Development Deputy Minister
A.R.M. Abdul Kader – Environment and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister
Sarath Kumara Gunaratne – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Deputy Minister
Courtesy: Ada Derana
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I feel sorry for my friend, Hon Kehelmala Rambukwella; he will be heartbroken. He delivered an excellent performance during the height of the extremist war. Kehel, we are with you in whatever portfolio that will be assigned to you.
I have just returned from the swearing-in of new ministers.
Ten new Ministers, two project Ministers and six Deputy Ministers were sworn in before the President a short while ago. Following are the Ministers together with assigned ministries
Anura Priyadarhsana Yapa- Petroleum
Susil Premajayantha – environment
Pavithra Wanniarachchi- power and energy
Champika Ranawaka – technology and research
Lakshman Senevirathne- Sugar Industries
Lakshman Yapa- investment promotion
Jayarathne Herath – Botanical gardens and public enterprises
Duminda Dissanayake – Educational Services
Bashir Segu Dawood- Productivity promotion
Wijith Vijayamuni De Zoysa- Wildlife conservation
I note M/s Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Duminda Dissanayake and Bashir Segu Dawood have been rewarded for the excellent work in furthering Mahinda Chinthana in the recent past.
I had high expectations of Rohitha Bogollama being give an opportunity to fix the ails of the External Affairs Ministry. Als expected Hon Duminda Silva be given apprpropriate responsibility.
The losers in this reshuffle are Hon Patali Champika Ranawake and Susil Premajayantha. I encourage these ministers to embrace Mahinda Chinthana to the full extent and revive their faltering careers.
Shuffle the cards and play again…Poor public lets watch and play 🙂
This cannot be a final list. Do you notice there is no education minister or no Basil in the list. What happened to the constituent parties the CP and the LSSP. Forget the
two language national anthem minister.Where is Muslim Congress. Await more news! what happened to the General Secretary of the party and Nimal Siripala de Silva?
What happened to the President;s cousin Dinesh Gunawardena.
Congratulations to all new appointees.
Your efforts in the past in driving the nation on the path of Mahinda Chinthana have been rewarded.
Pity though that the Cabinet of more than 100 ministers does not include a single Tamil speaking citizen of Sri Lanka.
Telli Rajaratnam, a Tamil speaking citizen who is steadfast in pursuing Mahinda Chinthana, is a suitable candidate for representation of the Tamil speaking community. Telli, with his exposure to international affairs, can be an effective ambassador to our united nation as a Minister for Foreign Affairs. He could easily fir the shoes of the late Rajaan Kathirigaman.
excellent achievements, Kingdom of Sri Lanka on right direction. We share with every once, its our principal to feed everyone.
We need more Ministers under this catogaries:
1. Minister for Temple tree
2. Minister for Beauty contest
3. Minsiter for Tsunami alert
4. Minister for Cell phone developments
5. Minister for International Car race
6. Minister for Mahintha chintana
7. Minister for Cricket board
8. Minister for security service
9. minister for Night club
10 Minister for Hotels
11 Minister for taxi service
12 Minister for Payment business
13 Minister for Night duty
14 Minister for Political Fasting
15 Minister for Beach affairs
16 Minister for Dansel
17 Minister for car washing
18 Minister for Hambantota development
19 Minister for Lottery service
20 Minister for House maid agency
Anoma Pethiyagoda, we had a tamil lady Tamara Kunanayakam as UN Ambassador in Geneva,she was kicked out after 4 months duty, maybe because she was too anti US. It is not easy with the Foreign Ministry.