The new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (01).
Accordingly, 18 new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before the President.
Following are the Ministers and their portfolios:
01 Hon. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development
02 Hon. Sarath Amunugama- Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training, and Hill Country Heritage
03 Hon. S. B. Navinna-Minister of Internal Affairs and Wayamba Development
04 Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera: Minister of Agriculture
05 Hon. Duminda Dissanayake: Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management
06 Hon. Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy
07 Hon. P. Harrison – Minister of Social Empowerment
08. Hon. Kabir Hashim – Minister of Highways and Road Development
09 Hon. Ranjith Maddumabandara – Minister of Public Administration and Management and Law and Oder
10. Hon. Thalatha Athukorala – Minister of Justice and Prison Reform
11.Hon. Faiszer Musthapha – Minister of Sports, Provincial Councils and Local Government
12.Hon. D.M. Swaminathan – Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs
13 Hon. Sagala Ratnayake – Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development
14. Hon. Mano Ganesan – Minister of National Co-existence, Reconciliation and Official Languages
15.Hon. Daya Gamage – Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries
16.Field Marshal Hon. Sarath Fonseka – Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development
17.Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera- Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relation
18. Hon. Wijedasa Rajapakshe – Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs
Other ministerial portfolios will remain unchanged and the new State and Deputy Ministers will be sworn in at 10.30 a.m. at the Presidential Secretariat tomorrow.
All the Government Ministers and MPs have been summoned for this swearing-in ceremony.