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The new Cabinet of Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office this morning.


The list of Ministers:

01.    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe – Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skill Development and Youth Affairs.

02.    John Amaratunga – Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs.

03.    Gamini Jayawickrema Perera- Minister of Buddha Sasana & North Western Province Development.

04.    Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Finances and Media

05.   Lakshman Kiriella- Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Upcountry Heritage and Kandy Development

06.    Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Town Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education

07.    Tilak Marapana – Minister of Foreign Affairs

08.    Rajitha Senarathne – Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

09.    Ravi Karunanayake- Minister of Power and Energy and Business Development

10.    Vajira Abeywardhane- Minister of Internal & Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government

11.   Rishad Bathiudeen- Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Resettlement and Cooperative Development

12.   Patali Champika Ranawaka- Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

13.   Naveen Dissanayake- Minister of Plantation Industries

14.   P. Harrison- Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs and Animal Husbandry Development.

15.   Kabeer Hashim – Minister of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development.

16.   Ranjith Maddumabandara – Minister of Public Administration and Disaster Management

17.   Gayantha Karunathilake – Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms

18.   Sajith Premadasa – Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs.

19.    Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation

20.   Palani Digambaran – Minister of Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development

21.   Chandrani Bandara – Minister of Women and Child Affairs and Development of Dry Zones

22.    Thalatha Athukorale – Minister of justice and Prison Reforms

23.    Akila Viraj kariyawasam – Minister of Education

24.    Abdul Haleem Mohamed Hashim – Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs

25.    Sagala Ratnayake – Minister of Ports, Maritime Affairs and Southern Development

26.   Harin Fernando – Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure Facilities, Foreign Employment and Sports

27.    Mano Ganeshan – Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs

28.    Daya Gamage – Minister of Labour, Trade Union Relations and Social Empowerment

29.   Malik Samarawickrema – Minister of Development Strategies, International Trade, Science, Technology and Research.

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  • xxx Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:15 PM

    What are the portfolio's the crazy one is holding onto?

    Lankaboy Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:09 PM

    No ministry for Fonseka? WHO hold low n order ministry?

    DHA Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:15 PM

    I feel Mr. Ranatunga should be given sports ministry he has the capabilities to develop the sports sector....and of course RK is given a sector for him to prosper and even further more hope end of the term we won't get a electric shock !!!

    Jude Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:58 PM

    DHA Arjuna a cricketing genius and a Legend!! But he's NOT the best person to Handle Sports portfolio !! Period!!

    Monica Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:20 PM

    Agree with what you said but another side of tell me that AR might have the tendency to be biased towards some persons. Further, might concentrate more on Cricket than the whole spectrum of sports.

    kamala Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:18 PM

    Poor sri lankan matha... :(

    Appu Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:21 PM

    Only two ladies in the cabinet. Gender balance is not good. However congratulations to everyone

    Ragula Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:58 PM

    Next election let's bring the writer of Janathipathi Thatha

    Leon Joseph Monday, 24 December 2018 06:43 AM

    Let the house legislate minimum number for female M.P / ministers in the house.

    Sambo Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:23 PM

    We are very unpleased with Malik Samarawikera , John Amaratunga who is too old for any port folio, Ravi Karunanayake and Vajira Abeywardhana and Lakshman Kiriella having portfolios.It looks like an old book with a new cover.

    nsathees Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:37 PM

    President should not have agreed to appoint RK.

    Mo Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:38 PM

    UNF! This is the last chance.Either put your socks up and work or get ready to depart.

    suda Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:40 PM

    Now Malik said he wont accept any ministerial post now what happened. No matter who comes to power people are always suffering.

    Nadraj Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:45 PM

    Now we have 2 ministers for prison reforms !!!

    Nadraj Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:47 PM

    Now we have 2 ministers for Prison Reforms !!

    Voter Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:08 PM

    Very old wine in even older bottles!

    Dinesham RFM Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:10 PM

    GMOA protest in the offing?D.M.Swaminathan removed?

    Moorthy Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:21 PM

    Media, Please fight for keeping Cabinet ministers only 30.

    Para Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:22 PM

    Now even a bigger mess than before from Ranil.

    Countryman Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:23 PM

    "Minister of Women and Child Affairs and Development of Dry Zones" - how scientific this ministry portfolio? - sad..!

    Unchikun Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:27 PM

    Has the list been approved by the GMOA ( 4 S passed gang).

    Nandana K Thursday, 20 December 2018 02:02 PM

    what about Mada Mulane Affairs Minister

    Redfox Thursday, 20 December 2018 02:31 PM

    Law and order minister?

    Sirisena Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:12 PM


    Senior Citizen Thursday, 20 December 2018 02:41 PM

    I wouldn't be surprised if Sarath Fonseka consults the Constitutional Experts whether to go to the Supreme Court that his fundamental rights have been violated by My3Any chance for this approach?

    Abey Friday, 21 December 2018 10:06 AM

    Man who got less than 500 votes how become minister not fit for pradehiya Sabha

    Marcian Chris Thursday, 20 December 2018 02:47 PM

    There are over fifteen items coming under various "Developments" assigned to different ministers. Some are overlapping as the same is assigned to two or more ministers. Is this rational?>.

    Marcian Chris Thursday, 20 December 2018 02:51 PM

    Just count and see the number of "Development" projects assigned to various ministries. Some are over-lapping on each other. In the event of NON-Development of the assigned to each subject ministry who will be held responsible for the same.

    ANTON Thursday, 20 December 2018 04:10 PM


    Bandit Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:28 PM

    I see some old, dumb politicos here. I'm afraid that they have enough energy.

    Joe rajah Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:35 PM

    What about ministry of toilet?

    TONY Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:39 PM


    rew Thursday, 20 December 2018 06:21 PM

    Pres was OK making Wijedasa R,pakse and Wasantha Senanayake Ministers under fake PM Mara, but disallowed others under Ranil. Supreme Court should rule on this maniac.

    Sofia Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:35 PM

    GMOA cannot decide who is minister as much as a Labour union cannot say who is Minister of labour. Who is running country, the labour unions or the President and Cabinet.

    Jack Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:39 PM

    Can allocate one ministry to MR?

    Ajja Thursday, 20 December 2018 06:00 PM

    All of you must remember that if you dont work you will be replaced in the next General Election by the mass.So fay your performance is Nil...

    sss Thursday, 20 December 2018 06:21 PM

    so will they be given cars and stuff again

    TONY Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:46 PM


    GH Friday, 21 December 2018 12:19 AM

    Briefly, Arjuna; AMOOLIKA HOREK.

    Gura Friday, 21 December 2018 02:42 AM

    Now pathola president in connivance with crooked MARA might try to block progressive work that is going to be done by the UNP.

    Daya Friday, 21 December 2018 03:39 AM

    Every ministry end with Development .. Wow SL going to be a developed country soon. I thought we got Provincial council take care of Province related development. But Ministers suppose to be for the entire nation. But these ministers assign to look after specific province? Are they having narrow vision now?

    Lanka in U S A Friday, 21 December 2018 04:58 AM

    Again same crooks back to seats. Same tune to dance again. Blind and deaf again ministers. Bad future. Let’s wait and see?

    Indralal kiridena Friday, 21 December 2018 07:18 AM

    I wish you the priminister And all the ministers.

    Dhammika Friday, 21 December 2018 08:25 AM

    Awaiting for FM Sarath Fonseka to be appointed as Minister of Law and Order ! .

    Sangaralingham Friday, 21 December 2018 09:47 AM

    Too few females in cabinet., dry zones development. How xeriscape encouragement..

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