New Cabinet Ministers sworn in
Posted on December 20th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana

A new Cabinet consisting of a total of 29 ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, a short while ago.

New Cabinet:

1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe: Minister of National Polices, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development & Youth Affairs

2. John Amaratunga: Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs

3. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera: Minister of Buddha Sasana and Wayamba Development

4. Mangala Samaraweera: Minister of Finance and Mass Media

5. Lakshman Kiriella: Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage & Kandy Development

6. Rauff Hakeem: Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education

7. Thilak Janaka Marapana: Minister of Foreign Affairs

8. Rajitha Senaratna: Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine

9. Ravi Karunanayake: Minister of Power, Energy and Enterprise Development

10. Vajira Abeywardena: Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government

11. Abdul Rishad Bathiudeen: Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Co-operative Development

12. Patali Champika Ranawaka: Minister of Megapolis & Western Development

13. Navin Dissanayake : Minister of Plantation Industries

14. P. Harrison: Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development

15. Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Kabir : Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development

16. Ranjith Maddumabandara: Minister of Public Administration & Disaster Management

17. Gayantha Karunatilake: Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms

18. Sajith Premadasa: Minister of Housing Construction and Cultural Affairs

19. Arjuna Ranatunga: Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation

20. Palani Thigambaram: Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure & Community Development

21. Chadrani Bandara: Minister of Women & Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development

22. Thalatha Atukorale: Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms

23. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam : Minister of Education

24. Abdul Haleem Mohamed Hasheem: Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs

25. Sagala Ratnayaka: Minister of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development

26. Harin Fernando: Minister of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure, Foreign Employment and Sports

27. Mano Ganesan: Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs.

28. Daya Gamage: Minister of Labour, Trade Union Relations, and Social Empowerment.

29. Malik Samarawickrama: Minister of Development Strategies, International Trade and Science, Technology and Research.

One Response to “New Cabinet Ministers sworn in”

  1. Charles Says:

    This what the Appeal Judges of questionable intelligence said whil stopping Mahinda Rajapakse as Prime Minister and his Cabinet from functioning until they take a final decision:

    This Court is mindful that wide powers of governance of the Country are vested with the Prime Minister, Cabinet of Ministers and the other Ministers by virtue of various provisions of the Constitution as well as other laws. Thus, whoever holding such office is required to make important decisions which will affect the whole country at large both locally and internationally. Most of such decisions may not be reversible. This Court is also mindful of the damage that would be caused if this Court having granted interim relief to restrain the Respondents from functioning in their public offices and then proceed to subsequently dismiss this application refusing to issue the remedies prayed for by the Petitioners.

    Now the Appeal Court Judges of doubtful allegience may be happy that they have given the country over to a responsible and honest men according to their restricted knowlede, to rubn the country and perhaps rob a few more banks …

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