Two United National Party (UNP) State Ministers and five Deputy Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
Ranjith Aluvihare was sworn in as State Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs while Lucky Jayawardana was sworn in as Hill Country New Villages Infrastructure and Community Development.
Ajith Mannapperuma was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Environment while Angajan Ramanathan of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
K. Kader Masthan UPFA was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs.
Edward Gunasekara was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Wayamba Development while Nalin Bandara was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Public Administration and Management, Law and Order.
Is someone able to enlighten us as to why Buddhika Pathirana is overlooked all the time?
ANTON Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:09 AM
OK .... OK ..... FIRST GIVE THEM BASIC AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM ON POLITICS AND PURE SINHALA LANGUAGE.
Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:39 AM
There should be more MP's get a portfolio.. There are still so many subjects that have not yet been noticed, such as: public toilets, dog affairs, 3-wheelers, Hill Country New Communication Towers Infrastructure and so on.
Refaideen Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:39 AM
This government is bent on beating the previous government by having more ministers and robbing the public funds.
PSiva Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:22 PM
That's Why all the price hikes
Rohitha Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:45 AM
More the merier !!
Sunil Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:52 AM
Further burdens on the people.
Unchikun Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:59 AM
The new magicians who will turn around Sri Lanka’s sagging economy. Now where is the magic wand? In the Central Bank?
joshua Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:01 PM
all smiling faces.....cozy, happy times ahead for them as we tax payers are there to support htem
max Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:03 PM
Clearly a political bribe! A very sad state of affairs. The Obvious question : As a country under yahapalanaya, where are we heading to?
Chari Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:03 PM
Tax Payers Money at work. This Country needs no more than 30 Good and Efficient Ministers like India. Sad for little Sri Lanka.
Nimal Fernando Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:15 PM
Thank you very much MS and RW. These appointments will go a long way in addressing the day to day needs of the tax paying general public.
ENCITIZ Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:15 PM
Well done! Let's have some more. This is the pressing need of the country!!
BSP Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:19 PM
Whom to tell?
Dan Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:38 PM
What about rest of the guys...they too must get at least deputy minister position...and RW is asking MR to tell a way to reduce Tax on masses to pay loans...what a joke this Government has become...with all its issues and problems last regime under MR was thousand times better in every aspect of governance...
Kandiah Ravindran Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:55 PM
Kader Masthan was sworn in ass Deputy Minister of Hindu Religious Affairs. A Muslim being sworn as Deputy Hindu Religious Affairs Minister. Is this scientific allocation of Ministries?
John Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:50 PM
I also wanted to point out a muslim minister look into Hindus problem
MM Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:08 PM
I wonder whether this part of reconciliation or creation of more problem.
Ceylon Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:57 PM
To do a job,must have the ability.posibly even one here not suitable.srilanka is not illanka.
Ce Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:00 PM
Country is totaly destroyed now.lg pokiticians are 8500.parliment 225.useless provincial councils on the way.all the eating by un qualified idiots.
Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:04 PM
Unbelievable to think how many ministers and deputy ministers are in Sri Lanka. I believe, even the the PM and the President doen't know who is holding which ministry.What a wastage of taxpayers`money.Siri
Andare Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:08 PM
Now there is no way that Ranil can be toppled from the UNP leadership as these fellows have been silenced and will want Ranil to continue to as the leader. Ranil and theUNP can dance until 2020 when we can see the Partydestroyed by the voters.
Ameen Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:37 PM
For the past 3 years practically monthly ministers were appointed. Every time I check the long list to see whether Mr Buddika Pathirana's in included as he should have being included in the first list it self. Pathetic.
tombond1986 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:51 PM
K. Kader Masthan UPFA was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Hindu Religious Affairs. Srilankan moda politician only eligible for Kavug kanna.
Nelum Fernando Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:09 PM
ඔයාලා සැප ගන්න හොඳේ... අපි කැප කරන්නම්
Broosley Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:59 PM
Laughing Faces vs Crying Faces
Amaris Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:19 PM
Gahe badu Tikakne
sam panditha Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:18 PM
What a wasteMost developed countries have 10-15 Ministers and we create more and more ministers. The Ministry designations a big joke. So many overlapping responsibilities- a beauracratic nightmare to govern.We have 8000 recentky elected local Govt MPsNo solution gto the country problems but thousands of political jokers wasting public money,Where is the Yahapalanay pledge to limt ministers to 25?
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