Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka

State Ministers and Deputy Ministers appointed

The swearing in ceremony of the new State and Deputy Ministers of the national government took place at the Presidential Secretariat today (September 9).

The State Ministers and Deputy Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena. 19 State Ministers and 21 Deputy Ministers were sworn in.

Following are the Ministers and their portfolios:

State Ministers

Hon. A. H. M. Fowzie- Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation

Hon. Dilan Perera – Minister of Highways

Hon. T.B. Ekanayake- Minister of Land

Hon. Priyankara Jayaratne- Minister of Law and Order & Prison Reforms

Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane- Minister of Finance

Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera- Minister of Labour and Trade Union

Hon. V. Radhakrishnan- Minister of Education

Hon. Palitha Range Bandara- Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training

Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi – Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Hon. Niroshan Perera- Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs

Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene- Minister of Defence

Hon. M.L.A.M. Hizbullah- Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement

Hon. Mohan Lal Grero- Minister of University Education

Hon. A.D. Champika Premadasa- Minister of Industries and Commerce

Hon. Mrs. Vijayakala Maheswaran – Minister of Child Affairs

Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe- Minister of International Trade

Hon. Wasantha Senanayake- Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources

Hon. Wasantha Aluvihare- Minister of Agriculture

Hon. Mrs. Sudarshani Fernandopulle- Minister of City Planning and Water Supply


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Deputy Ministers:

Hon. Sumedha G. Jayasena – Minister of Sustainable Development & Wildlife

Hon. Susantha Punchinilame – Minister of Public Administration and Management

Hon. Ameer Ali – Minister of Rural Economic Affairs

Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna- Minister of Megapolice and Western Development

Hon. Indika Bandaranaike – Minister of Housing and Construction

Hon. Mohammad Kazem – Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine

Hon. Dulip Wijesekara – Minister of Posts, Postal Service & Muslim Religious Affairs

Hon. Lakshaman Wasantha Perera- Minister of Plantation Industries

Hon. Nishantha Muthuhettigama- Minister of Ports and Shipping

Hon. Dunesh Gankanda- Minister of Disaster Management

Hon. Anoma gamage- Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas

Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva- Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Ajith P. Perera- Minister of Power and Renewable Energy

Hon. Eran Wickramaratne- Minister of Public Enterprise Development

Hon. Ranjan Ramanayake- Minister of Social Empowerment & Welfare

Hon. Ashoka Abeysinghe- Minister of Transport

Hon. Arundika Fernando- Minister of Tourism Promotion and Christian Affairs

Hon. Tharanath Basnayake- Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure

Hon. Muhammad Haris – Minister of Sports

Hon. Karunarathna Paranawithana- Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils

Hon. Nimal Lansa – Minister of Home Affairs



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