President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday, 22 May 2917. Under the new reshuffle nine Minisrers of Cabinet and one State Minister were sworn in before the President. Hon.Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe was also present on this occasion.
‘This Cabinet reshuffle will provide a new impetus to Sri Lanka’s development’, said the President addressing the newly appointed Ministers.
The Following is the list of Ministers who were sworn – in in their new portfolios:
01.Hon. Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Finance and Mass Media
02. Hon. S.B. Disanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment , Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
03 Hon. W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour , Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development
04.Hon. Ravi Karunanayake–Minister of Foreign Affairs
05. Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe–Minister of Ports and Shipping
06.Hon.Gayantha Karunathilake– Minister of Land and Parliamentary Reforms
07.Hon. Arjuna Ranathunga – Minister of Petroleum Resources Development
08. Hon. Chandima Weerakkody –Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
09 Hon.Thilak Marapana – Minister of Development Assignments
01.Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera – State Minister of Mahaweli Development (including the existing portfolio of Fisheries)