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Fifteen ministers were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order, Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply and Urban Development.

The other ministers who were sworn in as ministers include:

Chamal Rajapaksa - Mahaweli & Agriculture, Trade

Dulles Alahapperuma - Education, Sports & Youth Affairs

Douglas Devananda - Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Pavithra Wanniarachchi - Health & Women Affairs

Bandula Gunawardena - Higher Education

Nimal Siripala- Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms

Arumugam Thondaman -Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure

Dinesh Gunawardene-Foreign Affairs, Skills & Labour Development

Janaka Bandara - Public Administration, Internal Affairs, Provincial & Local Government

Wimal Weerawansa: Small and medium scale enterprises and entrepreneur development, Industries and Supply Management

Mahinda Amaraweera: Public Transport Management, Power and Energy

S.M. Chandrasena: Environment, Wildlife Resources, Land and Land Development

Johnston Fernando: Road and Highways and Ports and Naval Affairs

Ramesh Pathirana: Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture

Prasanna Ranatunga: Industrial Export and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Services


  Comments - 16

  • Concerned Citizen Friday, 22 November 2019 09:55 AM

    Oh what a young, educated bunch!

    Gamunu Kulasekera Friday, 22 November 2019 09:59 AM

    A Good start. Only nine ministers. Where is Basil Rajapakse ?. Did he go back to USA ? The former Clerk of Mahaveli Board, would have been good to be the Minister of Infrastructure, where he would have carried his nickname, Mr Ten Percent.

    Gamaya Friday, 22 November 2019 10:02 AM

    I guess this is more scientific than the Yahapalanaya Cabinet...

    Sam Friday, 22 November 2019 10:03 AM

    All the Best !

    Saman Friday, 22 November 2019 10:07 AM

    So what is new? It is the same old goon squad

    Anthony Friday, 22 November 2019 10:09 AM

    Johnston Fernando got a ministry what a shame

    Anmanpan Friday, 22 November 2019 10:11 AM

    Ha Ha Ha! The intellectuals ! Modawansa

    AIA Friday, 22 November 2019 10:13 AM

    Where is prof GL??

    SL Citizen Friday, 22 November 2019 10:13 AM

    Seriously !!!

    Appu Friday, 22 November 2019 10:13 AM

    Congratulations to the new ministers. !!

    Hans Perlee Friday, 22 November 2019 10:21 AM

    What I miss in the list is a Minister of Finance

    Nimal Friday, 22 November 2019 12:27 PM

    How many have a proper University Degree ?

    roland boniface Friday, 22 November 2019 01:49 PM

    What a shame nothing for Mr Game ma pila

    Sena Perer Friday, 22 November 2019 02:34 PM

    we were very happy when gota became the president. we were generally happy when mahinda was made PM. However we were shocked when learnt that Johnston was given port and highways. These are the people who are likely to ruin the good name of gota.

    warusawa Friday, 22 November 2019 07:52 PM

    Now the Colombo Harbor will only process ethanol containers.. what a joke!

    Wanasinghe Mudiyanselage Sudath Wanasinghe Friday, 22 November 2019 09:16 PM

    This consists incorrect fact. Ministry of defence was given to PM. This is not possible.

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