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

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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.

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