(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle at the Presidential Secretariat on Sunday (25). Under the new reshuffle six Ministers of Cabinet, three State Ministers and one Deputy Minister were sworn in before the President.
The Following is the list of Ministers who were sworn in their new portfolios:
Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe Minister of Law and Order
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella Minister of Public Enterprises and Kandy Development
Hon. Kabir Hashim Minister of Higher Education and Highways
Hon. Sagala Ratnayake Minister of Youth Affairs and Southern Development
Hon. Harin Fernando Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment
Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera Minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development
Hon. Piyasena Gamage State Minister of Youth Affairs and Southern Development
Hon. Ajith P Perera State Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Drug Prevention
Hon. Harsha de Silva State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs
Hon. J.C. Alawathuwala Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Expressing his views at this event, the President said that in the future subject areas of some Ministries will be changed and will comes under purview of more appropriate institutions .
He also said that cabinet reshuffle of UPFA Ministers will be done within the next two weeks and further said that necessary changes to be made in State institutions and Corporations in the future to enhance efficiency.
President Sirisena said that the future plans of the government will be implement successfully for the betterment of the public while doing the necessary alterations and rectifications taking into the consideration of the message the people given to the government.