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Mr. Sumith Lal Mendis, a Provincial Council member, has been appointed as the Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare, Probationary, Child Protection and Women Affairs of the Western Province.

After taking oaths at the Presidential Secretariat today (February 8), he accepted the Letter of Appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena.

Mr. Mendis has been a Member of Western Provincial Council since1999. He is also an SLFP organizer of Kalutara District.

Governor of Western Province K. C. Logeshwaran and the Chief Minister of the Western Province Isura Dewapriya also were present at this occasion.

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