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Sri Lanka: New state, deputy ministers sworn in

Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS): As many as 35 state Ministers and three deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday.

The development came a week after a 16-member Cabinet was appointed by the Sri Lankan President, The Sunday Times reported.

The new set of ministers will function till the next parliamentary election.

The newly-appointed ministers are as follows:

State Ministers

Chamal Rajapaksa – State Minister of Defence

S.B. Dissanayake – State Minister of Lands and Land Development

John Seneviratne – State Minister of Economic Affairs and Policy Development

Arundika Fernando – State Minister of Tourism

Mahindananda Aluthgamage – State Minister of Power

Susil Premajantha – State Minister of Foreign Affairs

Vasudeva Nanayakkara – State Minister of Water Supply

Gamini Lokuge – State Minister of Urban Development

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena – State Minister of Irrigation and Rural Development

Mahinda Samarasinghe – State Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs

C.B. Ratnayake – State Minister of Railways

Dilum Amunugama – State Minister of Transport

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena – State Minister of Information and Communication

Susantha Punchinilame – State Minister of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development

Anura Priyadarshana Yapa – State Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Welfare

Priyankara Jayaratne – State Minister of Indigenous Medicine

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – State Minister of Education

Duminda Dissanayake – State Minister of Youth Affairs

Rohitha Abeygunawardena – State Minister of Energy

Dayasiri Jayasekara – State Minister of Industries

Lasantha Alagiyawanna – State Minister of Public Administration

Keheliya Rambukwella – State Minister of Investment Promotion

Thilanga Sumathipala – State Minister of Technology and Innovation

Mohan Priyadarshana de Silva – State Minister of Human Rights and Legal Reforms

Vijitha Berugoda – State Minister of Women and Child Affairs

Wimalaweera Dissanayaka – State Minister of Wildlife Resources

Jayantha Samaraweera – State Minister of Environment

Sanath Nishantha Perera – State Minister of Fisheries and Fisheries Industries

Tharaka Balasuriya – State Minister of Community Empowerment

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 Banks and Loans

Kanaka Herath – State Minister of Ports

Lohan Ratwatte – State Minister of Highways

Deputy Ministers

Indika Anuruddha – Deputy Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government

Nimal Lanza – Deputy Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development

Kanchana Wijesekera – Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

 

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