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New Ministers sworn in

He news 2017 5 22President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago. Under the new reshuffle nine Minisrers of Cabinet and one State Minister were sworn in before the President.  Hon.Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe was also present on this occasion.




‘This Cabinet reshuffle will provide a new impetus to Sri Lanka’s development’, said the President addressing the newly appointed Ministers.


The Following is the list of Ministers who were sworn in their new portfolios:


Cabinet Ministers



Hon. Mangala Samaraweera Minister of Finance and Mass Media
Hon. S.B. Disanayake Minister of Social Empowerment , Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
Hon.  W.D.J. Seneviratne Minister of Labour , Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe Minister of Ports and Shipping
Hon.Gayantha Karunathilake Minister of Land and Parliamentary Reforms
Hon. Arjuna Ranathunga Minister of Petroleum Resources Development
Hon. Chandima Weerakkody Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
Hon.Thilak Marapana Minister of Development Assignments



State Minister



Mahinda Amaraweera – State Minister of Mahaweli Development (including the existing portfolio of Fishries)

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