Sri Lanka President appoints ministers in cabinet re-shuffle
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed new ministers in cabinet re-shuffle, bringing back Wijedasa Rajapkkshe and giving Science and Technology to Sarath Amunugama.
President Sirisena had promised a more ‘scientific’ allocation of portfolios.
On May 01 following ministers were announced.
Wijedasa Rajapakshe: Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs
Sarath Fonseka: Minister of Sustainable Development , Wildlife and Regional Development
Daya Gamage Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries
Ravindra Samaraweera: Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations
Mano Ganesan Minister of National Co-existence, Reconciliation and Official Languages
Sagala Ratnayake: Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development
D.M. Swaminathan: Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs
Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy
P. Harrison: Minister of Social Empowerment
Kabir Hashim: Minister of Highways and Road Development
Ranjith Maddumabandara: Minister of Public Administration and Management, Minister of Law and Order
Thalatha Athukorala: Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms
Faiszer Musthapha: Minister of Sports, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government
Lakshman Kiriella: Minister of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development
Sarath Amunugama: Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training, and Hill Country Heritage
S. B Navinna: Minister of Internal Affairs and Wayamba Development
Mahinda Amaraweera: Minister of Agriculture
Duminda Dissanayake: Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management
State and deputy minister will be announced tomorrow.