New Cabinet sworn in
October 29, 2018 07:39 pm
The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, short while ago.
Twelve Cabinet Ministers, one State Minister and one Deputy Minister took oath today while the rest are to be appointed in the coming days.
Newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs.
Dr Sarath Amunugama is the new Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka while Douglas Devananda and Arumugam Thondaman were also sworn in as ministers.
Meanwhile UNP MPs Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Vasantha Senanayake, Suresh Vadivel and Ananda Aluthgamage also received posts in the new Cabinet.
New Cabinet Ministers:
Mahinda Rajapaksa: Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs
Nimal Siripala de Silva: Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation
Dr. Sarath Amunugama: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mahinda Samarasinghe: Minister of Ports and Shipping
Mahinda Amaraweera: Minister of Agriculture
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya: Minister of Power and Renewable Energy
Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe: Minister of Education and Higher Education
Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa: Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs
Faiszer Musthapha: Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government, and Sports
Douglas Devananda: Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development, & Hindu Religious Affairs
Arumugam Thondaman: Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development
Vasantha Senanayake: Minister of Tourism and Wildlife
Suresh Vadivel: State Minister of Plantation Industries
Ananda Aluthgamage: Deputy Minister of Tourism and Wildlife