Three non-Cabinet, 17 State, seven Deputy Ministers appointed
Three Non-Cabinet Ministers, 17 State Ministers and seven Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.
The three Non-Cabinet Ministers are Dr. Harsha de Silva who was sworn in as the Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution, Ajith P Perera-Non-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and MP Sujeewa Senasinghe-Non-Cabinet Minister of Science, Technology and Research.
The 17 State Ministers are,
MP Ranjan Ramanayake – Highways and Road Development,
J.C Alawathuwala – Home Affairs and Provincial Councils,
Vijayakala Maheswaran – Education,
Ruwan Wijewardene – Defence,
Eran Wickramaratne – Finance,
Champika Premadasa – Power and Renewable Energy,
Ranjith Aluwihare – Tourism Development,
Wasantha Aluwihare – Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,
Lucky Jayawardane – City Planning and Water Supply,
Niroshan Perera – National Policies and Economic Affairs,
Ashoka Abesinghe – Transport and Civil Aviation,
Faizal Kassim – Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,
H.M.M. Harees – Provincial Council and Local Government,
Ameer Ali – Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,
Dilip Wedaarachchi – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development,
A.Z.M.Seyed – Social Empowerment and Vadivel Suresh-Plantation Industries.
The Deputy Ministers who were appointed are,
Anoma Gamage – Petroleum Resources Development,
Nalin Bandara Jayamaha – Development Strategies and International Trade,
Edward Gunasekara – Lands and Parliamentary Affairs,
Ajith Mannapperuma – Environment,
Karunarathna Paranawithana – Skills Development and Vocational Training,
Buddika Pathirana – Industry and Commerce and
Palitha Thewarapperuma – Social Empowerment Deputy Minister.