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New Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Charge of Several Portfolios Including Finance, Buddhist Affairs, Urban and Housing Development in Interim Cabinet; Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardene, Chamal Rajapaksa Agriculture and Mahaweli Minister; Nimal Siripala de Silva – Justice and Human Rights Minister;Arumugan Thondaman – Estate Infrastructure Minister; Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda.

Fifteen ministers were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
sworn in as the Minister of Defense, Public Security, Law and Order, Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply and Urban Development.

The other ministers who were sworn in as ministers include:

Chamal Rajapaksa – Mahaweli & Agriculture, Trade

Dulles Alahapperuma – Education, Sports & Youth affairs

Douglas Devananda – Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Health & Women affairs

Bandula Gunawardena – Higher Education

Nimal Siripala de Silva– Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms

Arumugan Thondaman -Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure

Dinesh Gunawardene-Foreign Affairs, Skills & Labour Development

Janaka Bandara Tennekoon – Public administration, Internal affairs, Provincial & local government

Wimal Weerawansa: Small and medium scale enterprises and entrepreneur development, Industries and supply management

Mahinda Amaraweera: Public Transport Management, Power and Energy

S.M. Chandrasena: Environment, Wildlife Resources, Land and Land Development

Johnston Fernando: Road and Highways and Ports and Naval Affairs

Ramesh Pathirana: Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture

Prasanna Ranatunga: Industrial Export and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Services

S.M. Chandrasena: Environment and Wildlife Resources, Lands and Lands Development

Courtesy:Daily Mirror