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New Cabinet & State Ministers

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The swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet Ministers and State Ministers commenced a short while ago, under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) in Kandy. The New District Coordinating Committee chairpersons were also appointed during the occasion. Cabinet of Ministers 01. Minister of Defence – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 02. Minister of Finance – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa 03. Minister of Urban Development & Housing - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa 04. Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa 05. Minister of Education – Prof. G.L. Peiris 06. Minister of Health – Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi 07. Minister of Labour  - Nimal Siripala de Silva 08. Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dinesh Gunawardena 09. Minister of Transport – Gamini Lokuge 10. Minister of Trade – Bandula Gunawardana 11. Minister of Wild-life and Forest Conservation – C.B. Ratnayake 12. Minister of Public Services, Provincial Council & Local Government – Janaka Bandara Tennakoon 13. Minister of Fisheries – Douglas Devananda 14. Minister of Mass Media – Keheliya Rambukwella 15. Minister of Irrigation – Chamal Rajapaksa 16. Minister of Power – Dullas Alahapperuma 17. Minister of Highways – Johnston Fernando 18. Minister of Industries – Wimal Weerawansa 19. Minister of Environment – Mahinda Amaraweera 20. Minister of Land – S.M. Chandrasena 21. Minister of Water Supply – Vasudeva Nanayakkara 22. Minister of Energy – Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila 23. Minister of Plantation – Ramesh Pathirana 24. Minister of Tourism – Prasanna Ranatunga 25. Minister of Port and Shipping – Rohitha Abeygunawardena 26. Minister of Youth & Sports – Namal Rajapaksa 27. Minister of Justice – PC Ali Sabry 28. Minister of Agriculture – Mahindananda Aluthgamage   State Ministers 1. Chamal Rajapaksa – State Minister of Internal Security, Home Affairs & Disaster Management 2. Priyankara Jayaratne – State Minister of Foreign Employment Promotions and Market Diversification 3. Duminda Dissanayake – State Minister of Solar, Wind, Hydropower Generation Project Development 4. Dayasiri Jayasekara – State Minister of Batik, Handloom, Textiles and Local Apparel Production 5. Lasantha Alagiyawanna – State Minister of Cooperative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection 6. Sudarshani fernandopulle – State Minister of Prisons Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation 7. Shehan Semasinghe – Samurdhi, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development 8. Vidura Wickramanayake – National Heritage, Performing Arts and Folk Art Promotion 9. Arundika Fernando – State Minister of Coconut, Kithul, Palmyra and Rubber Crop Promotion & Related Export Diversification 10. Nimal Lanza – State Minister of Rural roads and Infrastructure 11. Jayantha Samaraweera – State Minister of Container Terminal, Port Facilities, Boats and Shipping Industries Development 12. Roshan Ranasinghe – State Minister of Land Management Affairs, State Enterprise Lands and Property Development State Minister 13. Sanath Nishantha – State Minister of Development of Rural and Regional Water Network 14. Sarath Weerasekara – State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government 15. Anuradha Jayaratne – State Minister of Rural Paddy Fields and Tanks, Reservoirs and Irrigation Development 16. Piyal Nishantha – State Minister of Women and Child Affairs, Pre-School and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services 17. Kanaka Herath – State Minister of Tea Estate Plantation Crops and Tea Export Promotion 18. Prasanna Ranaweera – State Minister of Cane, Brass, Clay, Furniture and Rural Industry 19. D.V. Chanaka – State Minister of Aviation Services and Development of Export Zones 20. Tharaka Balasuriya – Regional Cooperation 21. Indika Anuruddha – Rural Housing and Construction 22. Mohan de Silva – State Minister of Regulation of Fertilizer Production and Supply, Use of Chemical Fertilizer and Pesticides 23. S. Viyalendran – State Minister of Professional Development in Postal Services and Media 24. Thenuka Vidanagamage – State Minister of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure 25. Sisira Jayakody - State Minister of Promotion of Indigenous Medicine, Development of Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals 26. Kanchana Wijesekara – State Minister of Fisheries, Freshwater, Fish, Multi-Day Fisheries and Fish Exports 27. Wimalaweera Dissanayake – State Minister of Wildlife Conservation, Re-responsibility of Forest Resources 28. D.B. Herath – State Minister of Livestock Farm Promotion and Dairy related Industries 29. Shasheendra Rajapaksa – State Minister of Paddy and Grain, Carbonic Foods, Vegetables, Fruits, Chilies, Onions, Potatoes growth Promotion, Seed Production and High-tech Agriculture 30. Nalakda Godahewa – Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Public Sanitisation 31. Jeevan Thondaman – State Minister of Estate Houses and Community Infrastructure 32. Seetha Arambepola – State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation 33. Channa Jayasumana – State Minister of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation 34. Ajith Nivard Cabraal – State Minister of Finance and Capital Market and State Enterprise 35. Vijitha Berugoda – State Minister of Dhamma Schools, Bikkhu Education, Piriven and Buddhist Universities 36. Janaka Wakkumbura – State Minister of Development of Small Plantation Crops including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel 37. Dilum Amunugama – State Ministry of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Railway Carriages and Motor Industries 38. Lohan Ratwatte - State Ministry of Gem and Jewelry Industries 39. Siripala Gamlath – State Minister of Mahaweli Irrigation canals and settlement infrastructure