Over 20 new State Minsters sworn in

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 5:35 PM Apr 18 2022
Politics Over 20 new State Minsters sworn in

A total of 21 State Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago.

Accordingly, the following appointments were made: 

- State Minister of Defence - Prof. G.L. Peiris

- State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Govt - Rohana Dissanayake 

- State Minister of Plantations  - Arundika Fernando

- State Minister of Urban Development - Lohan Ratwatte 

- State Minister of Foreign Affairs - Tharaka Balasooriya

- State Minister of Housing - Indika Anuruddha

- State Minister of Water Supply - Sanath Nishantha

- State Minister of Mahaweli - Siripala Gamlath

- State Minister of Irrigation - Anuradha Jayaratne

- State Minister of Indigenous Medicine - Sisira Jayakodi

- State Minister of Industires - Prasanna Ranaweera

- State Minister of Tourism, State Minister of Fisheries - D.V. Chanaka

- State Minister of Livestock - D.B. Herath

- State Minister of Cultural Affairs and Performing Arts - Geetha Kumarasinghe 

- State Minister of Rural Economic Crop Cultivation and Promotion - Khadar Masthan

- State Minister of Trade - Ashoka Priyantha

- State Minister of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure - Aravind Kumar 

- State Minister of Cooperatives, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection  - Gunapala Rathnasekara

- State Minister of Minor Export Crops Development - Kapila Athukorala

- State Minister of Health - Gayashan Nawananda

- State Minister of Education Services and Reforms - Surendra Ragawan

Earlier today, a 17-member Cabinet was appointed.


Rebecca Pavey | Published: 5:35 PM Apr 18 2022

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