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Channa Jayasumana appointed acting Cabinet Minister of Health


16 February 2021 02:14 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana as the acting Cabinet Minister of Health, the President’s Media Division said.

Prof. Jayasumana also acts as the State Minister of Drug Production, Supply and Regulation.

The acting Minister was sworn in before President Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (16).

Prof. Jayasumana will be in office until the Minister in charge of the subject returns to work.

Subject Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the IDH.

Meanwhile, Roshan Ranasinghe was appointed as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.

He previously served as the State Minister of Land Management, Public Enterprises, Land and Property Development.

Ranasinghe was also sworn in as the new State Minister before the President at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

The State Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government was previously held by Rear Admiral (Rtd) Dr. Sarath Weerasekera. The State Ministry became vacant following the appointment of Sarath Weerasekera as the Minister of Public Security. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 7

  • Lion Tuesday, 16 February 2021 02:48 PM

    Better that he will start promoting paniya as he did before

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 16 February 2021 03:15 PM

    What a person to be the acting minister of health .. a guy who started the cycle of myth with his Sudarshana පැනිය.. At least Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle is a genuine doctor of medicine not a fake PhD holder .. A land like no other

    SuraPappa Tuesday, 16 February 2021 03:19 PM

    I do not want to call him a Prof after seeing him in a talk show on TV. Believes in delusion and not at all suitable. Sri Lanka is in a mess.

    ruwan Tuesday, 16 February 2021 03:33 PM

    mark my word.. this man is going to ruin health care system systematically. delusional fake professor.

    Joshua Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:06 PM

    President and his useless appointments

    Ram Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:45 PM

    The appointment is made the day before Pavitra is discharged and not during her hospitalisation. Something is likely to happen as Pavitra is PM supporter

    Samson Tuesday, 16 February 2021 09:47 PM

    Does anyone know what is going on to appoint a new person at this late stage, to this important portfolio when there is a Minister of Primary Health in position?

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