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New Cabinet sworn in

2010-04-23 08:27:57
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The new cabinet took oaths in front of President Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo a short while ago. Apart from the 37 member cabinet, 39 deputy ministers also took oaths. The ministries allocated were also announced.



Ministries:


1.Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne- Bhuddhasasana and Religious Affairs Minister

2.Ratnasiri Wickremanayake- State Management and Reforms Minister

3.Nimal Siripala de Silva- Irrigation Minister

4.A.H.M.Fowzie- Disaster Management

5.Maithripala Sirisena- Health Minister

6.Susil Premjayantha- Petroleum Minister

7.Dinesh Gunawardena- National Water Supply and Drainage Minister

8.Douglas Devananda- Traditional Industry and Small Entrepreneur Development Minister

9.A.L.M.Athaullah- Public Administration and Local Government Minister

10.D.E.W.Gunasekara- Rehabilitation and Prisons Minister

11.Rishard Bathirudeen- Industrial Development Minister

12.Wimal Weerawansa- Construction, Engineering, Housing and Public Utilities Minister

13.Basil Rajapaksa- Economic Development Minister

14.Champika Ranawaka- Power and Energy Minister

15.P.Dayaratna- State Resources Minister

16.G.L.Peiris- Foreign Affairs Minister

17.John Seneviratne- Public Administration Minister

18.Sumedha Jayasena- Parliamentary Affairs Minister

19.Milroy Fernando- Resettlement Minister

20.Jeewan Kumaratunga- Posts Minister

21.Pavithra Wanniarachchi- National heritage and cultural affairs

22.Anura Priyadharshana Yapa- Environment Minister

23. Tissa Karaliyadda- Women’s Affairs Minister

24.Athauda Seneviratne- Justice Minister

25. Gamini Lokuge- Labour relations and productivity promotion

26. Bandula Gunawardena- Education Minister

27. Mahinda Samarasinghe- Plantation Industries Minister

28.Dr. Rajitha Senaratne- Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister

29. Piyasena Gamage- Indigenous Medicines Minister

30. S.B.Nawinna- National languages and Social integration Minister

31. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon- Lands Minister

32.Felix Perera- Social Services Minister

33. C.B.Ratnayaka- Sports Minister

34.Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena- Agricultural Minister

35.Kumara Welgama- Transport Minister

36.Dullas Allahapperuma- Youth and Employment Minister

37.Johnston Fernando- Co-operatives and Internal Trade
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 


  Comments - 39

  • Friday, 23 April 2010 08:42

    But..I hear, that Dr.Mervyn Silava has been appointed as the Minister of 'Disaster Management' !!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:53

    Cut the management part. haha!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 10:24

    well, the media ministry is a disaster ... :P

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:45

    Education for Champika please !!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:48

    We sincerely hope that it would be round pegs in round holes and that thugs, drug dealers etc. are kept out.

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:56

    Impossible, please

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:05

    Special portfolio offered to SF foreign investments hoping he will bring in the dollars stashed away in USA etc

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:06

    Please keep away all the thugs from the minister post and portopolioes

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:07

    i hear Mervin is the foreighn minister.

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:12

    37 Cabinet ministers... Thats a good start atleast

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 14:15

    some are missing here for example Ports, shipping and aviation, science and technology, finance, defense

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:29

    mr.rajapaksha have forgot kandy district. no cabinet ministers for kandy. mahindananda, kehliya, S.B amunugama what happend. president always forgets kandy, he doesn't want to develop kandy. we will never vote MR hereafter.sorry

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 09:39

    But..I hear, that Basi Rajaphaksha has been appointed as the Minister of 'tourism & etc...' !!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 10:03

    Looks like Basil is given a ministry which will have the most influential Corps & Depts. BTW where are intellectuals such as Amunugama and Tissa Witharana who could do some good work?

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 10:29

    What happen to S.B??
    keheliya??
    Sarath Amunugama
    Mahindananda??

    It is really good to reduce the cabinet to 37-39. but i think MR could have done better by selecting right people. most of them are not correct people for the cabinet.
    as a Example
    Dalas and Bandula Gunawardeena should get their old ministries, because they did a good job.
    And I personally believe Patali will do a grate job with his minister post, but he is more suite for education minister post because he is well educated guy!

    But this is what MR thinks is best. we'll see!!!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 10:30

    Where is Lakhsman Yapa? Why Power for Champika? Yes he has an Engineering degree and all Engineers are his friends but is that what you want?I thought the country needs somebody to develop power sector so that we all have power! His record isn’t good. He had environment ministry but what did he do? A cycle lane in Maharagama? Is that enough?Let's hope he does it.

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 10:39

    Where is SB?

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:00

    what happened to SB, Keheliya, Sarath Amunugama,

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:08

    Disaster Management ??? What a disaster!!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:19

    Im glad that the number of ministers are kept less than 40 in keeping with the presidents promise. But i just wished that the foreign minister was Mahinda Samarasinghe instead of GL because of his efforts specially how he managed to muster favour of the UNHCR member states

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:27

    What happend to SB, Kehelya, Amunuama, Mahidananda, Dilan and TB Ekanayake
    and Who is Finance and Trade minister

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:31

    All the very best to the new cabinet !!!! We sincerely hope, under the dynamic President and the leader of our country his Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse and his new cabinet will do a great job in the future as people have entrusted all the powers and given a clear mandate to do a better job and for a better future of our country. Once again, all the very best to the new cabinet and we wish them a very success and a better future and let’s put all races aside and join hands together to create a better Sri Lanka for tomorrow. We can do this and should be doing this, as every citizen should earnestly support and do their part and we always should take a pride to be a Sri Lankan. Also we should have the attitude and guts by asking "What we should do to our Country" rather than asking " What our country should do of us".

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 11:37

    Kandy Deceived again !!! Keheliya, SB who were undoubtedly major contributors to this win have been axed... UNFAIR !!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:00

    Please ..wait some of ministers yest to be appointed.. Minister of External Trade, Minister of Tourism

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:01

    whooo, bandula as the education minister!!!!!!

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:05

    Harbour/port is under whom, pls?

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:16

    under the President

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:28

    Champika can handle any ministry. Ruwan please do your homework and see what Champika had done at environment ministry. No other minister in the last Cabinet has performed the miracles he has done.
    Folks you are in for a revolution in the energy sector.

    All the Best Minister Ranawaka

    Udara

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:43

    Some additonal appointments to be considered.
    Minister of Teledramas (New Ministry to be created) - Paba
    Ministry of Sports (Specialisation in Cricket), should be given to Sanath Jayasuriya.
    Minister of Higher Education to be given to Fariq

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 13:11

    I am sure there are more ministries to be endowed, and at the end, there will be around 120 ministers again.

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 13:23

    Dont we have a minister for tourism?

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    Friday, 23 April 2010 14:12

    This is just bluffing to show the people that cabinet is under 40. you will see when (probably when the second pres term begins) all those stoogies SB keheliya, mahindananda dilan amunugama tb will be cabinet ministers and this wil well pass 50. people will be busy then struggling with price hikes so this will be forgetton easily.

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 03:21

    The most important ministry for the country Tourism is not included??????

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:28

    jonston get ready to shut your ears and eyes,

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:26

    Why a male minister appointed for Womens Affairs Ministry ?

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:56

    Appalled that Sri Lanka doesn't have a women to be the Minister of Women's affairs !!!

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 11:16

    Its the same old faces - with heavily gelled & jet-black dyed hair, some of them with new hairdos.

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    Saturday, 24 April 2010 18:52

    Dont forget there were more than [not deputy] 90 ministers during mr. pemadasa's period

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    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:14

    How do you spell Buddha?

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