Sri Lanka president replaces chartered accountant finance ministers with a London qualified clothing designer
Posted on May 22nd, 2017

Sri Lanka News

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the foreign and finance ministers in a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday.

Managala Samaraweera, who has been foreign minister since January 2015, was appointed as finance and media minister. He swaps roles with Ravi Karunanayake who is a chartered accountant who will takes over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

New finance minister in Sri Lanka is a graduate in Clothing Design and Technology at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, he served as a design consultant to the National Design Center of Sri Lanka prior to his political career.

Saint Martin’s School of Art was an art college in London, England. It offered foundation and degree level courses. It was established in 1854, initially under the aegis of the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Saint Martin’s became part of the London Institute in 1986,[1] and in 1989 merged with the Central School of Art and Design to form Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.[2]

Eight more ministerial portfolios of Cabinet Ministers and a State Minister have also been changed today, as the much awaited cabinet reshuffle took place this morning (22) today.

The ministers took oaths in their new portfolios at the Presidential Secretariat before President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This Cabinet reshuffle will provide a new impetus to Sri Lanka’s development,” the President said in a Twitter post.

Cabinet Ministers:

Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Finance and Mass Media
Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Tilak Marapana – Minister of Development Assignments
Gayantha Karunathilaka – Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms
Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Petroleum Resources Development
Chandima Weerakkody – Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
S.B. Dissanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
Mahinda Samarasinghe – Minister of Ports and Shipping
W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development

State Ministers:

Mahinda Amaraweera – State Minister of Mahaweli Development (in addition to existing portfolio of Fisheries)

7 Responses to “Sri Lanka president replaces chartered accountant finance ministers with a London qualified clothing designer”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Aiyooo Sirisena knows SOMETHING is WRONG in his Cabinet, but he still does not know WHAT is WRONG!

    So, after a great deal of DEEP COGITATION, he MOVES and BLUNDERS …. AGAIN!

    He REPLACES an accountant who knows SOMETHING about ECONOMICS with a CLOTHING DESIGNER who knows NOTHING about ECONOMICS.

    He REPLACES a man who KNEW NOTHING about DIPLOMACY and BETRAYED his Motherland to its enemies with yet another who also knows NOTHING about DIPLOMACY!

    For GOD’s sake, are these MUTTS the BEST in the field that Sri Lanka has?

    How would Sirisena know? He is a MUTT HIMSELF!

    SI risen FAILED to RECOGNIZE that it is the INHERENT LACK of PATRIOTISM that is at the root of the foibles of his failing Cabinet.

    NO AMOUNT of shuffling the same Cabinet without bringing in NEW PATRIOTIC BLOOD and QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS can help either HIM or HIS Motherland!

    We are WITNESSING the RESULTS of electing UNPATRIOTIC WADA-BARI CONGENITAL IDIOTS to power!

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    IT IS EASY TO MANIPULATE AN IMBECILE IN THE FINANCE MINISTRY, TO CONTINE ROBBING THE COUNTRY

    ANANDA !! THIS IS NOT BLUNDER TO APPOINT A DRESS DESIGNER TO HANDLE FINANCE. IT IS STRATEGY

    SIRAA IS A GREAT SCHEMER, THE SLY FOX TYPE

  3. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    මුදල් ඇමතිකම කරන්න මට බයයි.. මේක මට ලොකු වැඩියි..- මංගල [Video]
    මුදල් ඇමතිවරයා ලෙස තමනට ලබා දී ඇති වගකීම නිසි ලෙස කර ගත හැකි වේදැයි ගැන බියක් සිතෙන බව මුදල් ඇමති මංගල සමරවීර මහතා පවසයි.

    ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ මුදල් ඇමතිවරයා ලෙස පළමුවරට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අමතමිනි.
    https://youtu.be/UR-e9iKnoGw

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Mangala scared to accept responsibility!

    Funny finance minister.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Avamangala Samaraweera is SCARED to accept the Finance Ministry?

    Ravi Karunanayake is SCARED to accept the Foreign Ministry? To be BURDENED with HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY after helping to LOOT the Central Bank?

    But, ACCEPT them …. they DID, PRETENDING to be RELUCTANT, after CAMPAIGNING strenuously to HANG ON to something, anything, NO MATTER WHAT!

    What HYPOCRITES!

    Who is FOOLED by this Kolaveri Machang!

    Where is our resident Tamil representative SA Kumar when we need him to say the wrong thing at the right time?

    YO, calling Mr. SA Kumar …. Where art thou, Romeo?

  6. SA Kumar Says:

    Where is our resident Tamil representative SA Kumar- Ananda-USA I am here I am here machang
    We-Thamilar were watching last 2,000 years ( since Elra time) more.. with you . We are not going any where.

    Cabinet reshuffle but No one Tamil minister as usual

    but the end You will call us my Chignkala Sakotharam , remember like you called Mahendran( Singapoor day light Thamil thieve) to put MR comicco economic back to truck than replace Dr Kumarasamy to run central bank smoothly .

    So do not worry We Demil Sakkiliya are with you , Mother Lanka is safe .

  7. Nimal Says:

    Does this mean that our politicians will discard the national Abude and dress like proper people? Good show I say.

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