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Sri Lanka reshuffles cabinet, new ministers appointed
28 Jan, 2013 12:22:17
Jan 28, 2013 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has re-shuffled the cabinet appointing 10 new ministers, two project ministers and six deputy ministers, the state information office said.
The ministry of petroleum has gone to Anura Yapa, power to Pavithra Wanniarachchi and technology and research to former power minister Champak Ranawaka.

Laxman Yapa had been appointed minister of investment promotion, Laxman Seneviratne minister of Sugar Industries and Duminda Dissanayaka, education services, Vijith Wiyayamuni Soyza wild life conservation, Basheer Segudawood, productivity improvement.

Jayaratne Herath has been appointed minister of botanical gardens and public enterprises.

Nirmala Kothalawala has been named project minister for highways, Rohitha Abeygunawardana project minister of ports, S M Chandrasena and M L A M Hibullah deputy ministers of economic development.

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4. zanhar Mar 01
Next cabinet change could be expected to have one for drains (not for drainage development)and another for mosquito coils development ( not for Mosquito eradication) and two or three more senior ministers including one for urban drains and another for rural drains, why not another one for enhancing legal delays
3. papa shango Jan 29
Egad! Minister of botanical gardens?!
2. mw Jan 28
Reads like a lottery result - that is how I, a "commoner" see this exercise.
1. Kapila Jan 28
Has the cabinet been expanded even further?