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Monday,  January 12, 2015 - 12.52 GMT
New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

27 Cabinet Ministers, 10 State Ministers and 8 Deputies


The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (12 January).

27 Cabinet Ministers, 10 State Ministers and 8 Deputy Ministers were sworn in.

Following are the Ministers and their portfolios:

Cabinet Ministers

1. Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe - Minister of Economic Development, Reconciliation, Policy Development and Economic Affairs
2. Hon. John Amaratunga - Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management Christian Affairs
3. Hon. Joseph Michael Perera - Minister of Home Affairs
4. Hon. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera - Minister of Food Security
5. Hon. Mangala Samaraweera - Minister of Foreign Affairs
6. Hon. Karu Jayasuriya - Minister of Public Administration, Democratic Governance and Buddha Sasana
7. Hon. Lakshman Kiriella - Minister of Plantation Industries
8. Hon. Ravi Karunanayake - Minister of Finance
9. Hon. Rauff Hakeem - Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage
10. Hon. Champika Ranawaka - Minister of Power and Energy
11. Hon. Rajitha Senaratna - Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine
12. Hon. Duminda Dissanayake - Minister of Irrigation
13. Hon. Kabir Hasheem - Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion
14. Hon. M. K, D. S. Gunawardene - Minister of Lands
15. Hon. Sajith Premadasa - Minister of Housing and Samurdhi
16. Hon. Wijedasa Rajapaksha - Minister of Justice
17. Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka - Minister of Media
18. Hon. Navin Dissanayake - Minister of Tourism
19. Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga - Minister of Ports and Shipping
20. Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen - Minister of Industry and Commerce
21. Hon. Palani Digambaram - Minister Plantation Infrastructure Development
22. Hon. D. M. Swaminadan - Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs
23. Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam - Minister of Education
24. Hon. Thalatha Athukorala - Minister of Foreign Employment
25. Hon. Ranjitha Maddumabandara - Minister of Internal Transport
26. Hon. P. Harrison - Minister of Social Services and Welfare
27. Hon. Chandrani Bandara - Minister of Women’s Affairs

State Ministers

1. Hon. Nandimithra Ekanayake - Minister of Culture and the Arts
2. Hon. S. S. Radhakrishnan - Minister of Education
3. Hon. Faizer Mustapha - Minister of Aviation
4. Hon. Palitha Rangebandara - Minister of Power and Energy
5. Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi - Minister of Fisheries
6. Hon. Rosy Senanayake - Minister of Children’s Affairs
7. Hon. Rajiv Wijesinha - Minister of Higher Education
8. Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene - Minister of Defence
9. Hon. K. Welayudhan - Minister of Plantation Industries
10. Hon. Niroshan Perera - Minister of Youth Affairs

Deputy Ministers

1. Hon. Champika Premadasa - Minister of Industry and Commerce
2. Hon. Harsha de Silva - Minister of Policy Development and Economic Affairs
3. Hon. Eran Wickremarathe - Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion
4. Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe - Minister of Justice
5. Hon. Wasantha Senanayake - Minister of Tourism
6. Hon. Vijayakala Maheswaran - Minister of Women’s Affairs
7. Hon. Ajith P. Perera - Minister of Foreign Affairs
8. Hon. Anoma Gamage - Minister of Irrigation





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