Sri Lanka appoints new cabinet, Mahinda Finance

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa also retains Finance and Economic Reforms.

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has appointed a new cabinet with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa also keeping the finance portfolio.

Dinesh Gunewardene has been appointed Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development and Labour Relations.

The new Cabinet portfolios are as follows:

Mahinda Rajapaksa – Minister of Finance, Economic reform, Buddhist and Cultural Affairs, Urban Development, Water Supply, and Housing Development

Chamal Rajapaksa – Mahaweli, Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Welfare

Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Justice and Human Rights and Legal Reforms.

Arumugam Thondaman – Estate Infastructure Development, Community Empowerment.

Douglas Devananda – Fisheries and aquatic resources

Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Health and Indigenous medicine, Social Security and Women’s and Child Affairs

Bandula Gunawardena – Information and Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology and Innovation





Janaka Bandara Tennakoon –  Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government

Dulles Allahapperuma – Education, Sports, Youth Affairs

S M Chandrasena – Environment, Wild Life, Land and Land Development.

Ramesh Pathirana – Plantation and Export Agriculture.

Prasanna Ranatunga – Tourism, Civil Aviation, Investment promotion and Industrial Exports.

Johnston Fernando – Highways, Road development, Ports and Shipping

Wimal Weerawansa – Small and Medium Enterprises and Enterprise Development, Industry and Supply Management.

Mahinda Amaraweera – Power and Energy, Passenger Transport Management (Colombo/Nov22/2019

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