3 ministers, 7 deputy ministers and 17 state ministers sworn in

3 ministers, 7 deputy ministers and 17 state ministers sworn in

Written by Staff Writer

21 Dec, 2018 | 7:57 pm

8.45 PM : The President’s media division has released the official list of Ministers, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers who were sworn in today. The list is as follows

MINISTERS

  1. Harsha de Silva – Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution (Non-Cabinet)
  2. Ajith P. Perera – Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (Non-Cabinet)
  3. Sujeewa Senasinghe – Minister of Science, Technology, and Research (Non-Cabinet)

State Ministers

  1. Ranjan Ramanyake – Highways and Road Development
  2. Vijayakala Maheshvaran – Education
  3. J.C. Alawathuwala – Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government
  4. Eran Wickramaratne – Minister Finance
  5. Ranjith Aluvihare – Tourism Development
  6. Wasantha Aluvihare – Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economic Affairs
  7. Lucky Jayawardene – City Planning and Water management
  8. Niroshan Perera – national Policies and Economic affairs
  9. Ruwan Wijeywardene – Defense
  10. Champika Premadasa – Power and Renewable energy
  11. Ashoka Abeysinghe – Transport and Civil Aviation
  12. Faizal Cassim – Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
  13. H.M.M. Haris – Provincial Councils and Local Government
  14. Ameer Ali – Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economic Affairs
  15. Dilip Wedarachchi – Fishing and Aquatic Resources Development
  16. A.Z.M. Zayeed – Social Empowerment
  17. Vadiwel Suresh – Plantation

Deputy Ministers

  1. Anoma Gamage – Petroleum resources development
  2. Edward Gunasekara – Land and Parliamentary reforms
  3. Nalin Bandara – Development Strategies and International Trade
  4. Ajith Mannaperuma – Environment
  5. Karu Paranavithana – Vocational Training and Skills Development
  6. Buddika Pathirana – Industry and Commerce
  7. Palitha Theweraperuma – Social Empowerment

 

 

07.46 PM: Ruwan Wijeyawardene appointed as the State Minister of Defense

07.44 PM: Buddika Pathirana appointed as the Deputy Minister Industry and Commerce

07.42 PM: Ali Zahir Moulana appointed as the State Minister of Social Empowerment

07.33 PM: Eran Wickramaratne appointed as the State Minister Finance

07.30 PM: Ranjan Ramanayake appointed as the State Minister of Highways and Road Development

07.27 PM: J.C. Alawathuwala appointed as the State Minister of Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government

07.18 PM: Ajith P. Perera sworn in as the Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology

07.15 PM:  Harsha de Silva sworn in as the Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution

Colombo (News1st): A group of parliamentarians have arrived at the Presidential Secretariat. Reports state that they are to be sworn in as Deputy Ministers and State Ministers.

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