JUST IN: 17-member Cabinet sworn in

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A new Cabinet was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago.

Accordingly, the following appointments were made:

– Minister of Plantations, Minister of Education – Ramesh Pathirana

– Minister of Transport, Minister of Industries – Dilum Amunugama 

– Minister of Tourism, Minister of Public Security – Prasanna Ranatunga 

– Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government – Dinesh Gunawardena 

– Minister of Health – Channa Jayasumana

– Minister of Fisheries – Douglas Devananda 

– Minister of Highways – Kanaka Herath

– Minster of Labour – Vidura Wickramanayke 

– Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Irrigation – Janaka Wakkumbura 

– Minister of Trade, Minister of Samurdhi Development – Shehan Semasinghe 

– Minister of Water Supply – Mohan Priyadarshana de Silva

– Minister of Ports and Shipping – Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon 

– Minister of Forest and Wildlife Conservation – Wimalaweera Dissanayake 

– Minister of Power, Minister of Energy – Kanchana Wijesekara 

– Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports – Thenuka Vidanagamage 

-Minister of Mass Media – Nalaka Godahewa 

-Minister of Environment – Naseer Ahamed