The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn-in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, this morning.
The new Cabinet comprises 16 ministers, including the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply & Urban Development, and Home Affairs.
The newly appointed Ministers are:-
Nimal Siripala de Silva, as Minister of Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms.
Arumugam Thondaman, as Minister of Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure.
Dinesh Gunawardene, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Skills Development, Employment & Labour Relations.
Douglas Devananda, as Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources.
Pavithra Wanniarachchi, as Minister of Women & Child Affairs, Social Security, Health & Indigenous Medicine.
Bandula Gunawardene, as Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology & Innovations.
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, as Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government.
Chamal Rajapaksa, as Minister of Mahaweli Development, Agriculture & Trade.
Dullas Alahapperuma, as Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs
Johnston Fernando, as Minister of Roads & Highways, Ports & Shipping
Mahinda Amaraweera, as Minister of Passenger Transport, Power & Energy
Wimal Weerawansa, as Minister of Small Medium Enterprise (SME) & Enterprise Development, Industries & Supply Management
S.M. Chandrasena, as Minister of Environment, Wildlife, Land & Land Development
Ramesh Pathirana, as Minister of Plantations & Export Agriculture
Prasanna Ranatunga, as Minister of Industrial Exports & Investment Promotions, Tourism & Aviation