New Ministers sworn in

Government of Sri Lanka

The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the National Government commenced at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the first to take oaths as the Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena.

In total 42 Cabinet Ministers including Wijedasa Rajapaksa and D.M. Swaminathan, who have already been appointed as ministers, were sworn in today.

Mangala Samaraweera took oath as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rajapaksa as Minister of Justice and Swaminathan as Minister of Rehabilitation on August 24 before the President.

Rajapaksa and Swaminathan received additional ministerial portfolios today.

This brings the current number of Cabinet Minister in the naitional government to 43.

The following MPs were sworn in as ministers:

Cabinet Ministers

  1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe – Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs
  2. John Amaratunga – Minister of Tourism Development & Christian Affairs
  3. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera – Minister of Sustainable Development & Wildlife
  4. Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Transport
  5. S.B. Dissanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare
  6. W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations
  7. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of University Education and Highways
  8. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa – Minister of Disaster Management
  9. Susil Premajayantha – Minister of Technology, Technical Education and Employment
  10. Thilak Janaka Marapana – Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms
  11. Dr Rajitha Senaratne – Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
  12. Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of Finance
  13. Mahinda Samarasinghe – Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
  14. Vajira Abeywardena – Minister of Home Affairs
  15. S.B. Nawinne – Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs
  16. Patali Champika Ranawaka – Minister of Megapolice and Western Development
  17. Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources
  18. Naveen Dissanayake – Minister of Plantation Industries
  19. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Minister of Power and Renewable Energy
  20. Duminda Dissanayake – Minister of Agriculture
  21. Wijedasa Rajapaksa – Minister of Buddha Sasana
  22. P. Harrison – Minister of Rural Economic Affairs
  23. Ranjith Maddumabandara – Minister of Public Administration and Management
  24. Gayantha Karunathilake – Minister of Parliament Reforms & Media
  25. Sajith Premadasa – Minister of Housing & Construction
  26. Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Ports & Maritime Affairs
  27. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana – Minister of Lands
  28. P. Digambaram – Minister of Upcountry New Villages, Estate Infrastructure& Community Development
  29. Chandrani Bandara – Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs
  30. Thalatha Athukorala – Minister of Foreign Employment
  31. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Minister of Education
  32. D.M. Swaminathan – Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Affairs
  33. Chandima Weerakkody – Minister of Petroleum & Petroleum Gas
  34. Dayasiri Jayasekara – Minister of Sports
  35. Sagala Ratnayake – Minister of Southern Development
  36. Harin Fernando – Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure
  37. Mano Ganesan – Minister of National Dialog
  38. Daya Gamage – Minister of Primary Industries
  39. Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Urban Development & Water Supply
  40. Rishad Bathiudeen – Minister of Industries & Commerce
  41. Kabeer Hashim – Minister of Public Enterprise Development
  42. Mohamed Hashim Abdul Haleem – Minister of Postal Service & Muslim Affairs

(Government News Portal)