Jayasumana to act as Health Minister
ECONOMYNEXT- State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana has been appointed as the Acting Minister of Health until Pavithra Wanniarachchi returns to work.
The Acting Minister was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (16).
Wanniarachchi who tested positive for COVID-19 on January 22 was discharged today from IDH after being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital on January 29.
Jayasumana is the State Minister of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation.
Meanwhile, Roshan Ranasinghe was also sworn in today as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.
He previously held the State Ministerial portfolio of Land Management, State Enterprises Land and Property Development.(Colombo/Feb16/2021)
Reported by Imesh Ranasinghe