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Thirty -Five State Ministers and Three Deputy Ministers Sworn in Before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Chamal Rajapaksa the new State Minister of Defence; No Tamil or Muslims Included in this Group of Ministers


Thirty – Five New State Ministers and Two Deputy Ministers Were Sworn in Before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariaton Nov 27th 2019.

Their Names and Portfolios are –

Chamal Rajapaksa – State Minister of Defence

Vasudeva Nanayakkara – State Minister 0f Water Supply

Gamini Lokuge – State Minister of Urban Development

Mahinda Yapa – State Minister of Irrigation & Rural development

SB Dissanayake – State Minister of Land

John Senaviratne – State Minister of Economic & Policy Development

Mahinda Samarasinghe – State Minister of State Administration

Susantha Punchinilame – State Minister of SME development

Anura Priyadharshana Yapa – State Minister of Trade & Consumer affairs

CB Ratnayake – State Minister of Railway Services

Lakshman Yapa – State Minister of Information

Susil Premjayantha – State Minister of International relations

Priyankara Jayaratne – State Minister of Health

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – State Minister of Education Services

Mahindananda Aluthgamage – State Minister of Power & Energy

Duminda Dissanayake – State Minister of Youth Affairs

Rohitha Abeygunawardana – State Minister of Balshakthi

Dayasiri Jayasekara – State Minister of Industries

Lasantha Alagiyawanna – State Minister of State Management

Keheliya Rambukwella – State Minister of Investment Promotion

Arundika Fernando – State Minister of Tourism Promotion

Thilanga Sumathipala – State Minister of Technology & Innovation

Mohan Priyadharshana – State Minister of Human Rights & Law reforms

Vijitha Beragoda – State Minister of Women & Child affairs

Roshan Ranasinghe – State Minister of Mahaweli

Janaka Wakkumbura – State Minister of Export Agriculture

Vidura Wickramanayake – State Minister of Agriculture

Shehan Semasinghe – State Minister of Development banks & Credit schemes

Kanaka Herath – State Minister of Ports Development.

Dilum Amunugama – State Minister of Transport Service Management

Lohan Ratwatte – State Minister of Highways Development

Wimalaweera Dissanayake – State Minister of Wildlife

Jayantha Samaraweera – State Minister of Environment

Sanath Nishantha – State Minister of Fisheries

Tharaka Balasuriya – State Minister of Social Security

Nimal Lanza – Deputy Minister of Estate Development

Kanchana Wijesekara – Deputy Minister for Fisheries

Indika Anuruddha -Deputy Minister of State Administration, Provincial and LOcal Councils