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New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in

New State Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the interim government were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.

The new State Ministers and their portfolios are as follows:

  • Chamal Rajapaksa – State Minister of Defence
  • Vasudeva Nanayakkara – State Minister of Water Supply Facilities
  • Gamini Lokuge –  State Minister of Urban Development
  • Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene – State Minister of irrigation and Rural Development
  • S.B. Dissanayake – State Minister of Land and Land Development
  • John Seneviratne – State Minister of Economic Policy Development
  • Mahinda Samarasinghe – State Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs
  • C.B. Rathnayake – State Minister of Railway Services
  • Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene –  State Minister of Information Communications Technology
  • Susantha Punchinilame – State Minister of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development
  • Anura Priyadarshana Yapa – State Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Welfare
  • Susil Premajayantha – State Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Priyankara Jayaratne – State Minister of Indigenous Medicine
  • Ranjith Siymabalapitiya – State Minister of Education Services
  • Mahindananda Aluthgamage – State Minister of Power
  • Duminda Dissanayake – State Minister of Youth Affairs
  • Rohitha Abeygunawardene – Stare Minister of Energy
  • Dayasiri Jayasekara – State Minister of Industries
  • Lasantha Alagiyawanne – State Minister of Public Management and Accounts
  • Keheliya Rambukwella – State Minister of Investment Promotions
  • Arundika Fernando – State Minister for Tourism Promotion
  • Thilanga Sumathipala – State Minister of Technology and Innovations
  • Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva – State Minister of Hunan Rights and Legal Reforms
  • Vijitha Berugoda – State Minister of Women and Child Affairs
  • Roshan Ranasinghe – State Minister of Mahaweli Development
  • Janaka Wakkumbura – State Minister of Export Agriculture
  • Vidura Wickremanayake – State Minister of Agriculture
  • Shehan Semasinghe – State Minister of Development Banking and Loan Schemes
  • Kanaka Herath – State Minister of Port Development
  • Dilum Amunugama – State Minister of Transport Services Management
  • Lohan Ratwatte – State Minister of Highways Development
  • Wimalaweera Dissanayake – State Minister of Wildlife
  • Jayantha Samaraweera – State Minister of Environment
  • Sanath Nishantha – State Minister of Fisheries and Inland Fishing
  • Tharaka Balasooriya – State Minister of Social Protection

The new Deputy Ministers and their portfolios are:

  • Nimal Lanza – Deputy Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development
  • Kanchana Wijeysekara – Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • Indika Anuruddha – Deputy Minister of State Administration, Internal Affairs, Provincial Council and Local Government

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