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New Cabinet takes oaths

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By ITN News Editor November 22, 2019 18:42

New Cabinet takes oaths

The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in today. The swearing in took place before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The oath taking ceremony was held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. The first to take oaths before the President was Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was sworn in as the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Culture and Religious Affairs, Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing facilities.
Nimal Siripala de Silva took oaths as Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms.
Arumugam Thondaman was sworn in as Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure.
Dinesh Gunawardene took oaths as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Skills Development, Employment & Labour Relations
Douglas Devananda took oaths as Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
Pavithra Wanniarachchi was first sworn in as Minister of Women and Child Affairs, Social Security. Thereafter she took oaths as Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine
Bandula Gunawardene was sworn in as Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology & Innovations
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon took oaths as Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government
Chamal Rajapaksa first took oaths as Minister of Mahaweli, Agriculture Irrigation and Rural Development. Thereafter he took oaths as Minister of Internal Trade, Food Security and Consumer Welfare.
Dulles Alahapperuma first took oaths as Minister of Education and thereafter was sworn in as Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Johnston Fernando took oaths in two Ministerial Portfolios. That is as Minister of Roads and Highways and Ports and Shipping.
Wimal Weerawansa first took oaths as Small Medium Enterprises and Enterprises Development and also as Minister of Industries and Supply Management.
Mahinda Amaraweera was sworn in as Minister of Passenger Transport Management. He thereafter took oaths as Minister of Power and Energy.
S.M. Chandrasena –took oaths as Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Land & Land Development
Ramesh Pathirana was sworn in as Minister of Plantations and Export Agriculture.
Prasanna Ranatunga took oaths as Minister of Industrial Exports & Investment Promotions. Thereafter he was sworn in as Minister of Tourism & Aviation.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 22, 2019 18:42