Cabinet Reshuffle finally takes place in Sri Lanka

Posted on 22 May 2017 by admin

Colombo, Sri Lanka. Monday, May 22, 2017.

Nine Cabinet Ministers and one state minister were re-allocated fresh ministerial portfolios in the morning of Monday May 22nd what was the first major re-shuffle since the formation of the current coalition Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took office in August 2015.

President Sirisena himself was the first to make the announcement that nine cabinet minister and a State minister had taken oaths before him after accepting their new portfolios. President Sirisena like the US President Donald Trump took to Twitter and tweeted “Nine Cabinet Ministers and a State Minister took oaths in their new portfolios a while ago”.

Nine Cabinet Ministers and a State Minister took oaths in their new portfolios at the Presidential Secretariat today.

  • Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Finance and Mass Media,
  • Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of External Affairs,
  • S.B. Dissanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, 
  • W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour, Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamu Development, 
  • Mahinda Samarasinghe – Minister of Ports and Shipping, Gayantha Karunatilake -Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, 
  • Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, 
  • Chandima Weerakkody – Minister of Skills Development and Vocational, Training, 
  • Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development and State MInister of Mahaweli Development,
  • Thilak Janaka Marapana – Minister of Development Assignments.

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