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    President Appoints New Cabinet of Ministers Featured

    January 12, 2015

    President Maithripala Sirisena appointed 27 Cabinet Ministers, ten State Ministers and eight Deputy Ministers at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this evening (12).

     

    They were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena.

     

    Cabinet Ministers

     

    1.Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe – Minister of Economic Development & Policy Implementation
    2.Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of Finance
    3.Joseph Michael Perera – Minister of Home Affairs
    4.John Amaratunga – Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management  & Christian Affairs

    5.Duminda Dissanayake – Minister of Irrigation

    6.Dr. Rajitha Senaratna – Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine
    7.Kabir Hashim – Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion
    8.Sajith Premadasa – Minister of Housing and Samurdhi
    9.Naveen Dissanayake – Minister of Tourism
    10.Wijedasa Rajapaksa – Minister of Justice
    11.Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Ports and Shipping
    12.Patali Champika Ranawaka – Minister of Power and Energy
    13.Rishad Bathiudeen – Minister of Industry and Commerce
    14.Gayantha Karunathilake – Minister of Mass Media
    15.Palani Diganbaram – Minister of Plantation  Infrastructure Development
    16.Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Minister of Education
    17.D.M. Swaminadan – Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Affairs
    18.Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage
    19.Ms.Thalatha Athukorala – Minister of Foreign Employment
    20.Ranjith Madduma Bandara – Minister of Internal Transport
    21.P. Harrison – Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare
    22.M.K.D.S. Gunawardena – Minister of Land
    23.Ms.Chandrani Bandara – Minister of Women’s Affairs
    24.Karu Jayasuriya - Minister of Buddha Sasana
    25.Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of Plantation
    26.Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Foreign Affairs
    27.Gamini Jayawickrama Perera – Minister of Food Security

     

    Ministers of State

     

    1.Nandimithra Ekanayake-  Culture and the Arts
    2.V. Radhakrishnan- Education
    3.Faizer Mustapha- Aviation
    4.Palitha Range Bandara-  Power and Energy
    5.Dilip Wedaarachchi-  Fisheries
    6.Ms.Bernadeen Rose Senanayake- Children's Affairs
    7.Rajiva Wijesinghe- Higher Education

    8.Ruwan Wijewardene-  Defence 

    9.K. Velayudhan-  Plantation Industries

    10.Niroshan Perera -  Youth Affairs

     

    Deputy Ministers

     

    1.Champika Premadasa-  Industry and Commerce
    2.Harsha de Silva- Policy Development & Economic Affairs
    3.Eran Wickramaratne-  Highways and Investment Promotion
    4.Sujeewa Senasinghe -  Justice
    5.Wasantha Senanayake-  Tourism
    6.Ms.Vijayakala Maheswaran-  Women’s Affairs
    7.Ajith P. Perera-  Foreign Affairs 
    8.Anoma Gamage-  Irrigation

     

    (KH)

    New Cabinet State and Deputy Ministers sworn

    State Ministers

    Deputy Ministers

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