New SLFP Ministers take oath

New SLFP Ministers take oath

March 22, 2015   03:39 pm

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President Maithripala Sirisena today (22) appointed eleven new Cabinet Ministers, five State Ministers and ten Deputy Ministers at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.  

Minster and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne this morning said that the Government has decided to form a coalition with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

“UNP-SLFP national government. This will be a historic decision,” the Minister added.

Cabinet Ministers

S.B. Nawinne - Minister of Labour and Labour Relations
A.H.M. Fowzie - Minister of Disaster Management
Piyasena Gamage - Minister of Skill Development and Vocational Training  
Dr. Sarath Amunugama - Minister of Research and Higher Education 
S.B. Dissanayake - Minister of Rural Economic Affairs
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon - Minister of Provincial Councils and Regional Development 
Felix Perera - Minister of Special Projects
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Reginald Cooray - Minister of Aviation Services 
Mahinda Amaraweera - Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa - Minister of Irrigation 

Ministers of State

Pavithra Wanniarachchi - State Minister of Environment
Jeevan Kumaratunga - State Minister of Labour and Labour Relations
Mahinda Samarasinghe - State Minister of Finance
C.B. Rathnayake - State Minister of Public Administration & Democratic Governance
Dilan Perera - State Minister of Housing and Samurdhi

Deputy Ministers

Tissa Karaliyadda - Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana & Democratic Governance
Dayasritha Tissera - Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya - Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Lakshman Seneviratne - Deputy Minister of Disaster Management
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena - Deputy Minister of Aviation Services 
Lalith Dissanayake - Deputy Minister of Irrigation 
Jagath Pushpakumara - Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries
Lasantha Alagiyawanna - Deputy Minister of Rural Economic Affairs
Sudarshani Fernandopulle - Deputy Minister of Research and Higher Education 
Shantha Bandara - Deputy Minister of Mass Media & Information

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