New Prim Minister of Sri Lanka and cabinet sworn-in
Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka along with the previous cabinet of ministers, were sworn in today before President Ranil Wickremesinghe in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Accordingly, 18 cabinet ministers including former minister Ali Sabry were sworn in today.
Former minister of Foreign Affairs G.L Pieris who proposed Dullas Alahapperuma as the presidential candidate has been removed from his ministerial portfolio and replaced with Ali Sabry.
Accordingly, the sworn in cabinet ministers are;
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena – Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils, and Local Government
Minister Douglas Devananda – Fisheries
Minister Susil Premajayantha – Education
Minister Bandula Gunawardena – Transport & Highways, and Media
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella – Health and Water Supply
Minister Mahinda Amaraweera – Agriculture, Wildlife, and Forest Conservations
Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe – Justice, Prisons, and Constitutional Reforms
Minister Harin Fernando – Tourism and Lands
Minister Ramesh Pathirana – Plantations and Industries
Minister Prasanna Ranatunga – Urban Development and Housing
Minister Ali Sabry – External Affairs
Minister Vidura Wickramanayake – Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs
Minister Kanchana Wijesekera – Power and Energy
Minister Naseer Ahamed – Environment
Minister Roshan Ranasinghe – Sports & Youth Affairs, and Irrigation
Minister Manusha Nanayakkara – Labour and Foreign Employment
Minister Tiran Alles – Public Security
Minister Nalin Fernando – Trade, Commerce and Food Security