17 new Cabinet Ministers sworn in before President

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17 new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House
in Colombo, today (18).
They are:

  1. Dinesh Gunawardena – Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government
  2. Douglas Devananda – Fisheries
  3. Dr. Ramesh Pathirana – Education, Plantation Industries
  4. Prasanna Ranatunga – Public Security, Tourism
  5. Dilum Amunugama – Transport, Industries
  6. Kanaka Herath – Highways
  7. Vidura Wickramanayaka– Labour
  8. Janaka Wakkumbura – Agriculture, Irrigation
  9. Shehan Semasinghe – Trade, Samurdhi Development
  10. Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva – Water Supply
  11. Wimalaweera Dissanayake – Wildlife and Forest Conservation
  12. Kanchana Wijesekera – Energy, Power
  13. Thenuka Vidanagamage – Youth Affairs and Sports
  14. Dr. Nalaka Godahewa – Mass Media
  15. Professor Channa Jayasumana – Health
  16. Naseer Ahamed – Environment
  17. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon – Ports and Shipping
    There was no change in the portfolios held by the President, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister
    Prof. G.L. Peiris and Finance Minister Ali Sabry.
    (The President’s address to the newly appointed Cabinet will be telecast on all television and radio channels
    tonight (18) at 7.30 pm.)
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