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Cabinet of Ministers:



His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena

(1) Defence
(2) Mahaweli Development & Environment


Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe

Minister of Policy Planning Economic Affairs, Child Youth and Cultural Affairs
3 Hon. John Anthony Emmanuel Amaratunga Minister of Public order, Disaster Management & Chirstian Affairs 
4 Hon. Joseph Michael Perera Minister of Home Affairs & Fisheries
5 Hon. Mallawaarachchige Gamini Jayawickrema Perera Minister of Food Security
6 Hon. Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera Minister of Foreign Affairs
7 Hon. Karu Jayasuriya (1)Minister of Public Administration, Provincial Councils, Local Government and Democratic Governance

(2)Minister of Buddha Sasana

8 Hon. Lakshman Kiriella Minister of Plantation Industries
9 Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Finance
10 Hon. Abathul Rauff Hakeem Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage
11 Hon. Champika Ranawaka Minister of Power and Energy
12 Hon. Rajitha Senaratna Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine
13 Hon. Duminda Dissanayake Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture
14 Hon. Kabir Mohomad Hasheem Mohomad Minister of Higher Education, Highways and Investment Promotion
15 Hon. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardene Minister of Lands
16 Hon. Sajith Premadasa Minister of Housing and Samurdhi
17 Hon. Wijedasa Rajapaksha Minister of Justice and Labour Relations
18 Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs
19 Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism and Sports
20 Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation
21 Hon. Abdul Rishad Bathiudeen Minister of Industry and Commerce
22 Hon. Udelappan Palani Digambaram Minister of Plantation Infrastructure Development
23 Hon. D. M. Swaminadan Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs
24 Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam Minister of Education
25 Hon. (Mrs)Thalatha Athukorala Minister of Foreign Employment
26 Hon. Rathnayake Mudiyansalage Ranjith Maddumabandara Minister of Internal Transport
27 Hon. Pelisge Harrison Minister of Social Services, Welfare and Livestock Development
28 Hon. (Mrs) Kulathunga Mudiyanselage Chandrani Bandara Minister of Women’s Affairs
29 Hon. Abdel Halim Mohamed Hasheem Minister of Muslim Religious Affairs and Posts
30 Hon. A.H.M. Fowzie Minister of Disaster Management
31 Hon. S.B. Nawinna Minister of Labour
32 Hon. Piyasena Gamage Minister of Skill Development and Vocational Training
33 Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama Minister of  Higher Education and Research
34 Hon. S.B. Dissanayake Minister of Rural Economic Affairs
35 Hon. Janaka Bandara Thennakoon Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Development
36 Hon. Felix Perera Minister of Special Projects
37 Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
38 Hon. Reginald Cooray Minister of Aviation Services
39 Hon. Vijith Wijeyamuni Soysa Minister of Irrigation
40 Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera Minister of Fisheries
 State Ministers
1 Hon. Nandimithra Ekanayake Minister of Culture & Arts
2 Hon. Seduvel Sami  Radhakrishnan Minister of Education
3 Hon. Palitha Ranga Bandara Minister of Power and Energy
4 Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi Minister of Fisheries
5 Hon. (Mrs) Bernadeen Rose Senanayake Minister of Children’s Affairs
6 Hon. Dinedra Ruwan Wijewardene Minister of Defence
7 Hon. Karupiah Welayudhan Minister of Plantation Industries
8 Hon. Niroshan Perera Minister of Youth Affairs
9 Hon. Mohomad Thambi Hasan Ali  Minister of Health
10 Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Minister of Environment
11 Hon. Jeewan Kumaratunga Minister of Labour
12 Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe Minister of Finance
13 Hon. Pandu Bandaranayake Minister of Public Administration and Democratic Rule
14 Hon. Hemal Gunasekara Minister of Housing and Samurdhi
 Deputy Ministers
1 Hon. Abatenna Devayalage Champika Premadasa Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce
2 Hon. G. M. Harsha de Silva Deputy Minister of Policy Planning,  Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs  
3 Hon. Eran Wickremarathe Deputy Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion
4 Hon. Arjuna Sujeewa Senasinghe Deputy Minister of Justice and Labour Relations
5 Hon. Senanayake Wasantha Naresh Senanayake Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports
6 Hon. (Mrs.) Vijayakala Maheswaran Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs
7 Hon. Ajith Pathmakantha Perera Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
8 Hon. (Mrs.) Anoma Gamage Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture
9 Hon. Ranjan Ramanayake Deputy Minister of Social  Services, Welfare and Livestock  Resource Development
10 Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment 
11 Hon. Amir Ali Sahabdeen Deputy Minister of Housing and Samurdhi 
12 Hon. Mohammad Shariff Thoufeek Deputy Minister of Internal Transport 
13 Hon. Dunesh Gankanda Deputy Minister of Urban Development, water supply and drainage
14 Hon. Tissa Karaliyedda Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Democratic Rule
15 Hon. Dayashritha Tissera Deputy Minister of Fisheries
16 Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
17 Hon. Laxman Seneviratne Deputy Minister of Disaster Management
18 Hon. Laxman Yapa Abewardene Deputy Minister of Aviation Services
19 Hon. Lalith Dissanayake Deputy Minister of Irrigation
20 Hon. Jagath Pushpakumara Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries
21 Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna Deputy Minister of Rural Economic Affairs
22 Hon. Sudarshani Fernandopulle Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Research
23 Hon. Shantha Bandara Deputy Minister of Media
24 Hon. Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi Deputy Minister of Lands
25 Hon. Wijaya Dahanayake Deputy Minister of Public Order & Christian Affairs
26 Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya Deputy Minister of Local Government & Rural Development
27 Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala Deputy Minister of Skill Development and Vocational Training
28 Hon. Eric Weerawardena Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping





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