Basil Rajapaksa took his oaths as Minister of Finance before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (July 8), President’s Media Division said.
With the reshuffle of ministerial portfolios, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as Minister of Economic Policies and Planning.
With the resignation of National List Member of Parliament Jayantha Ketagoda, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam submitted Basil Rajapaksa’s name to the Elections Commission to fill the vacancy.
Accordingly, the Elections Commission issued the gazette to notify the appointment of Basil Rajapaksa as an MP yesterday.
Minister Namal Rajapaksa, Secretary to the President, P B Jayasundara, Senior Advisor, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Gamini Senarath and Pushpa Rajapaksa were also present during the swearing-in ceremony.