New cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and State ministers sworn in (See complete list) (Watch video)

New cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and State ministers sworn in (See complete list) (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jan, 2015 | 10:11 pm

Twenty seven (27) new cabinet Ministers, ten (10) ministers of state and eight (8) deputy ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Presidential Secretariat.

The 27 cabinet ministers read the pledge, following a minute’s silence that was observed in remembrance of fallen war heroes.

The 27 cabinet ministers are:

1.Honourable Ranil Wikremesinghe – Minister of Reconciliation, Policy Development and Economic Affairs

2. Honourable John Amaratunga – Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs

3. Honourable Joseph Micheal Perera – Minister of Home Affairs

4. Honourable Gamini Jayawickrama Perera – Minister of Food Security

5. Honourable Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Foreign affairs

6. Honourable Karu Jayasuriya – Minister of Public Administration and Democratic governance, Buddha Sasana

7. Honourable Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of Plantation Industries

8. Honourable Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of Finance

9.Honourable Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage

10. Honourable Patali Champika Ranawaka – Minister of Power and energy

11. Honourable Rajitha Senaratne – Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine

12.Honourable Duminda Dissanayake – Minister of Irrigation

13. Honourable Kabir Hasheem – Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion

14.Honourable M.K.D.S. Gunawardena – Minister of Lands

15.Honourable Sajith Premadasa – Minister of Housing and Samurdhi

16.Honourable Wijedasa Rajapaksa – Minister of Justice

17. Honourable Gayantha Karunathilaka – Minister of Media

18. Honourable Naveen Dissanayake – Minister of Tourism

19.Honourable Arjuna Ranathunga – Minister of Ports and Shipping

20 Honourable Rishad Bathiyutheen – Minister of Industry and Commerce

21. Honourable – Palani Digambaram – Minister of Plantation Infrastructure development

22.Honourable D.M. Swaminathan – Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Affairs

23.Honorable Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Minister of Education

24.Honourable Talatha Athukorala – Minister of Foreign Employment

25.Honourable Ranjith Madhdhuma Bandara – Minister of Internal Transport

26.Honourable Pelisge Harrison – Minister of Social Services and Welfare

27.Honourble Chandrani Bandara – Minister of Women’s Affairs

The state ministers are:

1.Honourable Nandimitra Ekanayake – Culture and Arts

  1. Honourable Seduvil Sami Radhakrishnan – State Minister of Education
  2. Honourable Faizer Mustapha – State Minister of  Aviation
  3. Honourable Palitha Ranga Bandara –State Minister of  Power and Energy
  4. Honourable Dilip Wedaarachchi -State Minister of fisheries
  5. Honourable Rosy Senanayake- State Minister of  Children’s Affairs
  6. Honourable Rajeeva Wijesinghe – State Minister of  Higher Education
  7. Honourable Dinendra Ruwan Wijeyawardana -State Minister of Defence
  8. Honourable Karuppiah Velaudham – State Minister of Plantation Industries
  9.    Honourable Niroshan Perera – State Minister of  Youth Affairs

The deputy ministers are:

1.Honourable Champika Premadasa: Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce

2.Honourable G.M. Harsha de Silva – Deputy minister of Policy Development and economic Affairs

3.Honourable Eran Wickramaratne – Deputy minister of Highways and Investment Promotion

4. Honourable Sujeewa Senasinghe – Deputy Minister of Justice

5. Honourable Wasantha Haresh Parakrama – Deputy Minister of Tourism

6.Honourable Vijeyakala Maheshwaran – Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs

7.Honourable Ajith Pathmakantha Perera – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

8.Honourable Anoma Gamage – Deputy Minister of Irrigation



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