New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (22).

The 16 new Ministers and their portfolios are as follows:

  • Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
    – Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply & Urban Development, Housing Facilities
  • Nimal Siripala de Silva
    – Minister of Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms
  • Arumugam Thondaman
    – Minister of Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure
  • Dinesh Gunawardene
    – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Skills Development, Employment & Labour Relations
  • Douglas Devananda
    – Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
  • Pavithra Wanniarachchi
    – Minister of Women & Child Affairs, Social Security, Health & Indigenous Medicine
  • Bandula Gunawardene
    – Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology & Innovations
  • Janaka Bandara Tennakoon
    – Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government
  • Chamal Rajapaksa
    – Minister of Mahaweli Development, Agriculture &Trade
  • Dullas Alahapperuma
    – Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs
  • Johnston Fernando
    – Minister of Roads & Highways, Ports & Shipping
  • Wimal Weerawansa
    – Minister of Small Medium Enterprise(SME) & Enterprise Development, Industries & Supply Management
  • Mahinda Amaraweera
    – Minister of Passenger Transport, Power & Energy
  • S. M. Chandrasena
    – Minister of Environment, Wildlife, Land & Land Development
  • Ramesh Pathirana
    – Minister of Plantations & Export Agriculture
  • Prasanna Ranatunga
    – Minister of Industrial Exports & Investment Promotions, Tourism & Aviation

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