Three Non-Cabinet Ministers, 17 State Ministers and seven Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.
The three Non-Cabinet Ministers are Dr. Harsha de Silva who was sworn in as the Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution, Ajith P Perera-Non-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and MP Sujeewa Senasinghe-Non-Cabinet Minister of Science, Technology and Research.
The 17 State Ministers are,
MP Ranjan Ramanayake - Highways and Road Development,
J.C Alawathuwala - Home Affairs and Provincial Councils,
Vijayakala Maheswaran - Education,
Ruwan Wijewardene - Defence,
Eran Wickramaratne - Finance,
Champika Premadasa - Power and Renewable Energy,
Ranjith Aluwihare - Tourism Development,
Wasantha Aluwihare - Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,
Lucky Jayawardane - City Planning and Water Supply,
Niroshan Perera - National Policies and Economic Affairs,
Ashoka Abesinghe - Transport and Civil Aviation,
Faizal Kassim - Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,
H.M.M. Harees - Provincial Council and Local Government,
Ameer Ali - Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,
Dilip Wedaarachchi - Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development,
A.Z.M.Seyed - Social Empowerment and Vadivel Suresh-Plantation Industries.
The Deputy Ministers who were appointed are,
Anoma Gamage - Petroleum Resources Development,
Nalin Bandara Jayamaha - Development Strategies and International Trade,
Edward Gunasekara - Lands and Parliamentary Affairs,
Ajith Mannapperuma - Environment,
Karunarathna Paranawithana - Skills Development and Vocational Training,
Buddika Pathirana - Industry and Commerce and
Palitha Thewarapperuma - Social Empowerment Deputy Minister.