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The swearing in ceremony of the new State and Deputy Ministers of the national government commenced a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat. (DS, LSP, AS)
State Ministers
01 T.B. Ekanayake
State Minister of Land
02 A.H.M. Fauzi
State Minister of National Integration
03 Priyankara Jayaratne
State Minister of Law and Order
04 Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane
State Minister of Finance
05 Dilan Perera
State Minister of Highways
06 Ravindra Samaraweera
State Minister of Labour and Trade Union
07 Dilip Wedaarachchi
State Minister of Fisheries
08 Niroshan Perera
State Minister of National Policy and Economic Development
09 Palitha Range Bandara
State Minister of Vocational Training
10 Ruwan Wijeyawardene
State Minister of Defence
11 Mohan Lal Grero
State Minister of University Education
12 Champilka Premadasa
State Minister of Industries and Commerce
13 Vijayakala Maheswaran
State Minister of Child Affairs
14 Wasantha Senanayake
State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources
15 Sujeewa Senasinghe
State Minister of International Trade
16 Wasantha Aluvihare
State Minister of Agriculture
17 Sudarshani Fernandopulle
State Minister of Water Supply
18 V. Radhakrishnan
State Minister of Education
19 A. L.M. Hizbullah
State Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconciliation
Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
Deputy Ministers
01 Sumeda G. Jayasena Deputy Minister of Wildlife
02 Susantha Punchinilame Deputy Minister of Public Administration
03 Ameer Ali Deputy Minister of Rural Economy
04 Lasantha Alagiyawanna Deputy Minister of Megapolis
05 Indika Bandaranayake Duputy Minister of Housing
06 Faisal Cassim Deputy Minister of Health
07 Dunesh Gankanda Deputy Minister of Disaster Management
08 Dulip Wijesekara Deputy Minister of Postal and Muslim affairs
09 Lakshman Wasantha Perera Deputy Minister of Plantation
10 Nishantha Muthuhettigama Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping
11 Anoma Gamage Deputy Minister of Petroleum
12 Harsha De Silva Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
13 Ranjan Ramanayake Deputy Minister of Social Services
14 Ajith P. Perera Deputy Minister of Power and Energy
15 Eran Wickramaratne Deputy Minister of State entrepreneurship
16 Ashoka Abeysinha Deputy Minister of Transport
17 Arundika Fernando Deputy Minister of Tourism & Christian Affairs
18 Tharanath Basnayake Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure
19 H.M. Haris Deputy Minister of Sports
20 Karu Paranavithana Deputy Minister of Provincial Council & Local Government
21 Nimal Lansa Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
22 Siripala Gamlath Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment

  Comments - 27

  • Patriot Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:30 PM

    Exactly. Sirisena! Aiyo Sri Lanka

    Be Fair Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:30 PM

    why not. At least he will [may] look at it a much different perspective to most of us. [hopefully]

    ananda Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:34 PM

    The appointment have been already given hence, our comments are useless,

    Sene Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:48 PM

    He takes care of state owned comapnies! A position suited for him

    max Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:49 PM

    lajja nathi kama maha mudali kamatath wada lokulu!

    SAD Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:50 PM

    Deputy Ministers number 9, 10,21 best ever!Above Three Ministers are Very Good Picks by our leaders!! I don’t know whether to laugh or Cry….. Come On WHY??

    lal surain Wednesday, 09 September 2015 06:05 PM

    what to do this a moda palanaya what else to say

    ajan Wednesday, 09 September 2015 06:07 PM


    Dee Wednesday, 09 September 2015 06:19 PM

    the rate he crosses over, its good enough

    liyanage Wednesday, 09 September 2015 06:44 PM

    One mob replaced by another.

    Sapu Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:20 PM

    Mohan Lal Grero got a good position

    citizen a Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:25 PM

    Arundika....home affairs......this is unbelievable...god bless Sri Lanka.

    justicia Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:28 PM

    Does the State Minister work within the Ministry concerned ? . High time the public are educated on the duties of the Minister, State Minister , and Deputy Minister.

    Lokka Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:31 PM


    Chethika Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:35 PM

    What happened to eran ?

    politician Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:36 PM

    With the kind of people appointed today Yahapalanaya will soon become Jarapalanaya. The people who made these appointments needs to examine their heads for getting these TRojan Horses. MR must be laughing.

    samantha Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:21 PM

    this is the worst State and Deputy minister list ever. LOL

    myya Wednesday, 09 September 2015 08:58 PM

    see who is the minister for child affairs.shame.she is uneducated and without even common sense...

    Lankan Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:34 PM

    Dulip Wijesekara as deputy minister for muslim affairs?

    ram Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:36 PM

    I think if Mahinda Rajapaksa is given a post, all mp of the parliament is given ministerial. Very good move by the so called good governance by UNP.

    aja Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:38 PM

    Just Imagine all these donkeys going with back up jeeps on the road we poor people will be like monkeys jumping into a side to avoid death .. Thanks to all the fools who voted for them .

    Sudath Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:44 PM

    President invites foreign workers to returns Sri Lanka to see this kind of nonsense.

    Leda Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:04 PM

    sum of prime minister ministers state ministers and deputy total exceed 225. i am weak in math. can some calculate and confirm pls.........................

    mahen Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:08 PM

    MS are you once we all expatriates go to sri lanka is the govt survive...Ok we guys are coming back to lanka...give all of us minister/deputy minister or for us vice deputy minister post please..

    fahim Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:58 PM

    The public has a right to know the salaries and other perks that go with these Ministerial Portfolios.

    Sapu Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:04 PM

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Sapu Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:05 PM

    Deputy Minister of State entrepreneurship

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