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Colombo (Daily Mirror) - Harin Fernando has been appointed as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He took oaths as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs before the President at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.

Minister Harin Fernando also served as a former Minister of Sports and is also the present Minister of Tourism.

Meanwhile, Pavithra Wanniarachchi was sworn in as the Minister of Irrigation.

These ministerial portfolios fell vacant following the removal of Roshan Ranasinghe.

 


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  • roni Monday, 27 November 2023 08:01 PM

    Lady from Ratnapura a failed Minister over a long period has been given another post, she is now qualified to be a Prime Minister based on the no of positions held, but her overall performance is zero and leaves a lot to be desired. Her appointment is proof how Bankrupt the President and Government is to stay in power.

    AKD Monday, 27 November 2023 08:21 PM

    Wow...say hello to sports tourism and more Dammika paniya!

    Siri Monday, 27 November 2023 08:23 PM

    Poor SB.

    SSZKhan Monday, 27 November 2023 08:40 PM

    Harin is fit...however, Pavithra can sprinkle pirith water and offerings to the paddy field like what she did for Covid

    Joshua Tuesday, 28 November 2023 06:40 AM

    With a touch of dammika peniya.

    D P P Prasad Monday, 27 November 2023 08:46 PM

    We can’t accept the sudden removal of minister Rosan Ranasinghe Thus nobody can either rationalise or justify this ridiculous decision Further minister Ranasinghe attempted to resurrect Srilankan cricket by elaborating the corruption , mismanagement and misappropriation being done by certain office bearers of Srilankan cricket board

    Siripala Monday, 27 November 2023 09:07 PM

    What will SB do now.

    Dee Monday, 27 November 2023 09:41 PM

    Less burden on tax payers!

    Susan Monday, 27 November 2023 09:42 PM

    This reminding me sinking governments of past like W.dahanayaka,Sirima , Ranasinghe pemadasa did same, when their power diminishing

    Uncle Paradise Monday, 27 November 2023 09:53 PM

    Harin once said during an interview that RW advised him to watch House of Cards to learn politics. Enough said. A million gods will not be able to save this country.

    Sharon McNeilly, Melbourne Monday, 27 November 2023 10:26 PM

    Harin was your Minister of tourism who had a drink with an alleged rapist and thought that was a great idea to lure Australian female tourists to Sri Lanka, right?

    L Jaya Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:10 AM

    The so called rapist, the cricketer, proved innocent to the only charge prosecutor put forward for the trial. Before the trial police withdrew 3 charges. The judge blamed the prosecutor of bringing in weak cases to the court. He has been discharged and no more an alleged rapist. Fly a kite.

    Laundory Tuesday, 28 November 2023 02:09 AM

    HF has said that he is going to "clean up the game of cricket". When RW and MR (Master Robber) are NOT clean, then how is he going to CLEAN THE DIRT?

    Jude Tuesday, 28 November 2023 02:14 AM

    Harin "Backstabbing" Fernando will make more money from the Sports portfolio!!

    Ram Tuesday, 28 November 2023 03:15 AM

    The recent events in the past 4 plus weeks is good evidence that our President doesn't care about corruption but only interested in strengthening his position.

    Ram Tuesday, 28 November 2023 03:19 AM

    President cannot be trusted at all as he failed to arrest corruption himself and is not allowing others who engages in arresting corruption to complete their tasks

    Dhananjaya Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:29 AM

    This saga reflects the sad direction of the culture of our country at present. If we are to get out of this hole we must collectively be determined to create a paradigm shift in our thinking.

    Is it only politicians are corrupt Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:11 PM

    Very true. The question is how? Who will enforce it? The same old corrupt population !!!! (Don't tell me it's only the politicians are corrupt)

    John in Canada Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:55 AM

    As long as you Sri lankans have failed politicians as Ministers your country will always be a begging bowl. These politicians have made you poor and will laugh at you for being poor unless you rise up and kick them out once and for all.

    L Jaya Tuesday, 28 November 2023 05:52 AM

    At least the burden on parliamentary payroll is now reduced. However, I hardly believe the two newly decorated ministers will have the guts to challenge RW. Harin I am sure is a confidant of RW

    Christo255 Tuesday, 28 November 2023 06:34 AM

    RW never understood the pulse of the people and never will. Still cannot win an election

    saliya Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:15 AM

    In Sri Lanka .,. We turn holly water into sewage we have that magic powers vested in our politicians so don’t worry we will keep chopping and changing until all of you get fed up …, that’s the style mate

    Kps Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:28 AM

    Unbelievable

    Tupac Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:25 AM

    Congratulations to HF!! He will do a better job!

    UniDon Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:38 AM

    I do enjoy this decision. before the presidential election, both nobodies and somebodies can understand who RW is. He only serves for himself and his clan. Democracy, good governance, and anti-corruption are in fact just rhetoric for him.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 28 November 2023 09:04 AM

    Rajapakse still calls the shots.

    ROSH Tuesday, 28 November 2023 09:24 AM

    Please don’t fall into the traps by unelected master debating president. He loves showing magic in mile high club. Cricket I love need to be clean. This unelected master debater ruined the country for last 50 years

    Naijgrhjghhh Tuesday, 28 November 2023 09:53 AM

    Well this shows that yet the Rajapakse arrena is stillswitched on, only option is to have an Election and chase RW, get patali and NPP to work together, some what corruption will stop. Otherwise people in this country will have to commit suicide every day.


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