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New cabinet sworn in today
[19 October 2000]

The new Cabinet Ministers of the second People's Alliance government of Sri Lanka were sworn in before President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at President's House at 9.30 The new cabinet consists of 42 Ministers.  President Kumaratunga retains the portfolios of  Defence and Finance.

Cabinet of Ministers

1   Hon. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga 

Minister of Defence  Finance & Planning

2   Hon. Ratnasiri Wickramanayake

Minister of  Buddha Sasana  Religious Affairs & Plantation Industries.

3   Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar

Minister of Foreign Affairs

4   Hon. Richard Pathirana

Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs & Administrative Reforms

5   Hon. Susil Premajayantha

Minister of Education

6   Hon. Indika Gunawardena

Minister of Higher Education & Information Technology Development

7   Hon. Amarasiri Dodangoda

Minister of Vocational Training

8  Hon. W.D.J. Seneviratne

Minister of Health

9  Hon. Tissa Karaliyadda

Minister of Indigenous Medicine

10   Hon. Batty Weerakoon

Minister of Justice

11  Hon. Rauff Hakeem

Minister of Internal & International Trade Commerce, Muslim Religious Affairs & Shippingl Development

12  Hon. G.L.Pieris

Minister of Constitutional Affairs & Industrial Development 

13  Hon. Ronnie de Mel

Minister of Ports Development &  Development of the South

14  Hon. Mangala Samaraweera

Minister of Urban Development, Construction & Public Utilities

15  Hon. S.B. Dissanayake

Minister of Samurdhi, Rural Development & Parliamentary Affairs

16  Hon. A.H.M. Fowzie 

Minister of Highways

17  Hon. H.B. Semasinghe

Minister of Co operative Development

18  Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva

Minister of Posts & Telecommunications

19  Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Minister of Information & Media

20  Hon. D.M. Jayaratne

Minister of Agriculture

21  Hon. Sarath Amunugama

Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management

22  Hon. Maithripala Sirisena

Minister of Mahaweli Development

23  Hon. Mahinda Wijesekera

Minister of Forestry & Environment

24  Hon. Nandimithra Ekanayake

Minister of Provincial Councils & Local Government

25  Hon. Leslie Gunawardane

Minister of Science & Technology

26  Hon. (Ms.) Sumedha Jayasena

Minister of Women's Affairs

27  Hon. Milroy Fernando

Minister of Social Services & Fishing Community Housing Development

28  Hon.  Alavi Moulana

Minister of Labour

29  Hon. Arumugam Thondaman

Minister of Estate Infrastructure & Livestock Development

30  Hon. M.C. Gopallawa

Minister of Cultural Affairs

31  Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse

Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development

32  Hon. Anuruddha Ratwatte

Minister of Power & Energy

33  Hon. Jeyaraj Fernandopulle

Minister of Civil Aviation & Airports Development

34  Hon. Lakshman Kiriella

Minister of Tourism & Sports

35  Hon. Jeewan Kumaranatunga

Minister of Youth Affairs  

36  Hon. Reginald Cooray

Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration

37  Hon.(Ms.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi

Minister of Plan Implementation

38  Hon. Maheepala Herath

Minister of Rural Industrial Development

39  Hon. Salinda Dissanayake 

Minister of Land Development & Minor Export Agricultural Crops

40  Hon. Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga

Minister of food & Marketing Development 

41  Hon. Wijayapala Mendis

Minister without portfolio

42  Hon. Douglas Devananda

Minister of Rehabilitation & Reconstruction of the  North.



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