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The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the national government commenced a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat.

Ranil Wickremesinghe: National Policy and Economic Development

John Amaratunge: Christian Affairs and Tourism Affairs

Nimal Siripala De Silva: Transport

Anura Priyadarshana Yapa: Disaster management

Ravi Karunanayake: Finance

Sajith Premadasa : Housing and Construction

Thilak Marapana: Law and order, Prison Reforms

Arjuna Ranatunge: Port and Shipping

M.K.D.S. Gunawardane: Land

Gayantha Karunathileka – Media and Parliament Rehabilitation

Ranjith Maddumabandara – State Administration and Management

Wajira Abeywardene - Home Affairs

W.D.J. Senawiratne: Labour and Trade Union

Rajitha Senarathne: Health

Gamini Jayawikrema Perera: Wildlife

Thalatha Athukorala: Foreign Employment

S.B.Navinna – Internal Affairs, North-West Development and Cultural

Chandrani Bandara - Women and Child Affairs

Mahinda Amaraweera - Fishing and Aquatic Resources

Patali Champika Ranawaka - Mega polis and Western Province Development

Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Education   

Chandima Weerakkodi: Petroleum and Gas

Dayasiri Jayasekara: Sports

Sagala Rathnayake: Southern Development

Laxman Kiriella: Highways

Harin Fernando: Telecommunication

Daya Gamage: Primary Industries

Mahinda Samarasinghe - Vocational Training and Development

Navin Dissanayake – Plantation

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Power and Renewable Energy

Duminda Dissanayake – Agriculture

Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa – Buddhist Affairs

P.Harrison – Rural Economy

D.M.S.Swaminathan - Rehabilitation and Resettlement

S.B. Dissanayake: Social Empowerment and Welfare

U.P. Digambaram: Upcountry, Village and Community Development

Rishard Bathiudeen: Industry and Commerce

Kabir Hasheem: Public Enterprise Development

Rauff Hakeem: City Planning and Water Management

Abdul Haleem: Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs

Mano Ganesan: National Dialogue

Susil Premajayantha: Technology, Technical Education and Employment


  Comments - 73

  • Lalithsiri Weerawardene Friday, 04 September 2015 02:17 PM

    No one surprised about Ravi. The talk of splitting the ministry was only a decoy. Nothing for Harsha and Eran. Arjuna Mahendran will remain as Central Bank Governor too.

    Patriot Friday, 04 September 2015 02:23 PM

    I have no respect to the so call national government, if defeated candidates can be appointed as Cabinet ministers, e.g. SB Dissanayake, Mahinda Samarasinghe.

    dot Friday, 04 September 2015 02:24 PM

    Who is responsible for justice??

    Upul Friday, 04 September 2015 06:36 PM

    What is this ministry of SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT? There are four corners North/South/East and West, and only a minister to develop the south? This should be the ministry of COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT.

    chuti putha Friday, 04 September 2015 02:36 PM

    Telecom- never thought a cattle can run that ?

    mohamed asfar Friday, 04 September 2015 02:38 PM

    losers like SB now ministers and winners just MPs. voters are jokers as always.

    chams Friday, 04 September 2015 07:09 PM

    ridiculous, to say the least!

    ranil Friday, 04 September 2015 02:48 PM

    Wijayadasa Rajapakshe..minister of buddhist affairs..aney pow..maybe because of the surname..!!

    Amila. G Friday, 04 September 2015 02:50 PM

    Real pack with Jokers in it.

    Lalith Friday, 04 September 2015 07:30 PM

    megapolis is more fitting for champika since it is only a day dream

    Fathima Yazmin Friday, 04 September 2015 07:33 PM

    Lets give them a chance they will appoint more and so far have been fair. We are more concerned about the losers on the national list. i just hope and pray they do something to get them off.

    jaya Friday, 04 September 2015 07:36 PM

    Idiots like us.

    Amila.G Friday, 04 September 2015 02:53 PM

    Ones who slandered , Maithripala and Ranil are Ministers, Ones who died for the Party and winners are sidelined . What a Shame .

    Gomez Friday, 04 September 2015 07:39 PM

    Anothet jambo cabinet.God bless our beloved land.No body interested stream line policy. Known davil is better than unkown angel.

    microcric Friday, 04 September 2015 08:17 PM

    John Amaratunga for Tourism what a joke via DM Android App

    Sj Friday, 04 September 2015 03:10 PM

    Where is Harsha de Silva, Eran, Sujewwa Senasinghe etc

    Maj. Friday, 04 September 2015 08:30 PM

    how about kaju,malupaan, hot dog ministry?

    NELUM Friday, 04 September 2015 03:17 PM


    Sapu Friday, 04 September 2015 03:19 PM

    Most very very good, few bad

    de silva Friday, 04 September 2015 08:36 PM

    That is also my question.Who is lying the people of this country

    de silva Friday, 04 September 2015 08:40 PM

    They have not yet started,but very soon they will not suck our blood?

    simon Friday, 04 September 2015 03:23 PM

    Yes !Same animals in a different jungle !

    Mitch Friday, 04 September 2015 03:23 PM

    Nothing for ranjan?? He Got good amount of votes

    Sunil Friday, 04 September 2015 03:32 PM

    Prabakaran would have got the Ministry of Defence if he was alive today from Yahapalan government

    arjuna Friday, 04 September 2015 03:35 PM

    Ravi as finance minister? What a joke!

    clueless Friday, 04 September 2015 03:40 PM

    Do we really need to tolerate this seeni bolaya again?

    abey Friday, 04 September 2015 03:41 PM

    Yahapala Naya ?????

    Ranil Wickramadasa Friday, 04 September 2015 03:44 PM

    Most important posts given to UPFA mob. But UNP won the election.

    Cheers Friday, 04 September 2015 03:50 PM

    Disaster have strucked for Sri Lanka now you must be knowing the value of mahinda rajapake

    Rubet Friday, 04 September 2015 03:55 PM

    No, in the same old bottle. Wijedasa who refused to accept that this is a Buddhist country is now the minister in charge, what irony!

    Danni Friday, 04 September 2015 04:07 PM

    Capable people like harsha and Iran are not offered ministries

    Kalana Friday, 04 September 2015 04:09 PM

    What?! This is a joke.. Champika Ranawaka and Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha deserved more..

    Bala Friday, 04 September 2015 04:09 PM

    Yes voters are jokers to give highest votes to UPFA in Colombo. Ratnapura and Kandy to loudmouths, murderers and crooks in these respective Districts to become winners.

    janaya Friday, 04 September 2015 04:13 PM

    Really good,,,,,,

    CitizenPerera Friday, 04 September 2015 11:35 PM

    I propose a new Ministry of INJUSTICE to Namal baby.

    Sincere Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:14 AM

    A competent Electrical Electronic Engineer of Katubadde University Patalee Champika should have appointed as Minister of Power. Because he knows his onions.

    Rodney Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:22 AM

    Where is hirunika????

    Lional Friday, 04 September 2015 04:27 PM

    What a joke; SB Disanayaka has got a minister post in yahapalana too.

    ram Friday, 04 September 2015 04:39 PM

    what happened to other 188 mps ministry. will it be tomorrow or on monday.

    UniDon Friday, 04 September 2015 04:40 PM

    Aiyo Sirisena, is this the way to Yahapalana?

    Dilshan Friday, 04 September 2015 12:53 PM

    Ravi for finance ? Really?

    kumudu Friday, 04 September 2015 04:40 PM

    Ven Sobitha and editor is happy we are happy.

    citizen Friday, 04 September 2015 04:40 PM

    Old wine in old bottles

    Devapriya Saturday, 05 September 2015 03:48 AM

    Hope bus drivers will not fall asleep while driving.

    Neil Saturday, 05 September 2015 03:56 AM

    There should be a very strict code of conduct for the ministers. Anyone found guilty should be severely punished. Old rogues and crooks in the cabinet should be watched, ............ by Ranjan and JVP

    Rajiesh Friday, 04 September 2015 04:48 PM

    Where is dr. Harsha de silva then. He is economist who came third in colombo district. He should have been given the finance minister

    Raj Friday, 04 September 2015 04:51 PM

    Where is JUSTICE MINISTRY? And a ministry for National Dialogue?? It looks like some more ministry to come.

    Jeff Friday, 04 September 2015 04:52 PM

    Tamils voted for MY3 and Ranil. SB lost and Navin 3rd place. Gigambaram and Mano were given useless ministries. How Sampanthan going to develop North and East with Opposition leader post?.

    Sanga Friday, 04 September 2015 04:53 PM

    Janaya, where the hell were you????

    A.Abeysinghe Friday, 04 September 2015 05:03 PM

    Abeymake it another 20 for cabinet for round figure,then idiots like us can remember the total well.

    Ravi Friday, 04 September 2015 05:03 PM

    Also Ranjan Ramanayake who came top in Gampha.

    Upul Friday, 04 September 2015 05:16 PM

    What is this ministry of SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT? There are four corners North/South/East and West, and only a minister to develop the south?

    truth Seeker Friday, 04 September 2015 05:26 PM

    Photoshop ඇමති කම ද?

    Sapu Friday, 04 September 2015 05:32 PM

    He may be abd but a big improvement compared to Basil

    Rohan Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:24 AM

    What a joke? This is the same old Government without MR. If this is the case why would you need elections in Sri Lanka?? Most of these morons are capable of achieving self interests but incompetent in achieving anything useful for the country.

    Kumar Friday, 04 September 2015 05:32 PM

    That is called "Yaha Palanaya" :D

    xlntgson Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:37 AM

    Who will do the justice?"You are the jury!"What a joke!

    Waco Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:47 AM

    Who is incharge of "Irrigation " ?

    Darm Saturday, 05 September 2015 05:49 PM

    The joker should be in charge of electric chairs!

    Lawry Friday, 04 September 2015 05:51 PM

    I totally agree. Who is justice minister any way?

    Baby Friday, 04 September 2015 05:53 PM

    This is a Joke. Champika Ranawaka should have been kept as minister of energy. Education for Akila, pathetic....

    Sjt Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:06 AM

    Wijedasa Rajapakse. He gave oaths last week.

    Lawry Friday, 04 September 2015 05:54 PM

    Yes. Very disappointed.

    ihi Friday, 04 September 2015 02:01 PM

    they should have at least created a small ministry of "debating" and given to Sujeewa Senasinghe for the amount of TV debates he did.

    dot Friday, 04 September 2015 05:58 PM

    Dr. Sarath Amunugama is not considered.

    Bala Friday, 04 September 2015 02:05 PM

    Noticed something unusual - Duminda D signed the acceptance oath and after signing crossed off two words above and below his signature.

    karu Friday, 04 September 2015 02:06 PM

    Not fair at all

    Krisna Friday, 04 September 2015 06:01 PM

    Now They eat our resources and sucked our blood too

    Patriot Friday, 04 September 2015 02:06 PM

    Some old rogues have also found their way into the Cabinet. Is this good governance ?

    Krisna Friday, 04 September 2015 06:01 PM

    Now They eat our resources and sucked our blood too

    srilankan Friday, 04 September 2015 02:09 PM

    I think this time Fiance coupled with..many more...way to go...

    Liberal One Friday, 04 September 2015 02:10 PM

    this is basically the same old cabinet with a label called national government

    Gayan Friday, 04 September 2015 02:16 PM

    Old wine in new bottle

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