The Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Mr Rauff Hakeem said that all 8 Parliamentarians of his party will sit with the Government Benches at the time of the presentation of the Budget in Parliament this afternoon.
Mr Hakeem told news.lk that before that they would formally join the Cabinet when the new cabinet of ministers is sworn in by President at
the Presidential Secretariat forenoon today.
“As at present we have been offered one ministerial and a deputy ministerial portfolio” said Mr. Hakeem confirming their joining the
When asked whether they will cross over the chambers to the government side he said such a step looks awkward as by the time they may be the
members of the Cabinet of ministers. Therefore, “there is no need for cross over but still some of our members will have to sit in the opposition side later as the seats in the government benches are already filled.” quipped Mr. Hakeem.
Prime Minister D.M.Jayarathne , 09 Senior Ministers, 49 Cabinet Ministers & 31 Deputy Ministers were sworn in before the President this morning (22 Nov) at the Presidential Secretariat
Following is the list of Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their portfolios:
Cabinet Ministers 1.Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne – Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs Senior Ministers 2.Mr. Ratnasiri Wickramanayake – Good Governance & Infrastructure Facilities 3.Mr. D E W Gunasekara – Human Resources 4.Mr. Hon Athauda Seneviratne – Rural Affairs 5.Mr. P. Dayaratne – Food & Nutrition 6.Mr. A. H. M. Fowzie – Urban Affairs 7.Hon S. B. Nawinna – Consumer Welfare 8.Mr. Piyasena Gamage – National Assets 9. Prof. Tissa Vitharana – Scientific Affairs 10.Dr. Sarath Amunugama – International Monetary Cooperation
Other Cabinet Ministers 11.Mr. Nimal Siripala - Irrigation & Water Resources Management
12.Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena – Health
13.Mr. Susil Premajayantha – Petroleum Industries 14.Mr. Arumugam Thondaman - Livestock and Rural Community Development 15.Mr.Dinesh Gunawardena - Water Supply & Drainage 16.Mr.Douglas Devananda - Traditional Industries & Small Enterprise Development 17. Mr. A. L. M. Athaullah - Local Government & Provincial Councils 18. Mr. Rishad Bathiyutheen - Industry & Commerce 19. Mr.Champika Ranawaka - Power & Energy 20.Mr.Hon. Wimal Weerawansa - Construction, Engineering Services, Housing & Common Amenities 21.Mr. Rauff Hakeem –Justice 22.Mr. Basil Rajapaksa –Economic Development 23.Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakkara – National Languages and Social Integration 24.Mr. S. B. Dissanayake – Higher Education 25.Mr. Prof G.L. Peiris – External Affairs 26.Mr. W. D. J. Seneviratne - Public Administration & Home Affairs 27.Mrs. Sumeda G Jayasena - Parliamentary Affairs 28.Mr. Jeevan Kumaranatunga – Postal Services 29.Mr. Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Technology and Research 30.Mr. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa – Environment 31.Mr. Tissa Karaliyadde – Child Development and Women's Affairs 32.Mr. Gamini Lokuge – Labour and Labour Relations 33.Mr. Bandula Gunawardena – Education 34.Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe – Plantations 35.Mr.Rajitha Senaratne – Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development 36.Mr. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon – Land and Land Development 37.Mr. Felix Perera – Social Services 38.Mr.C B Rathnayake – Private Transport Services 39.Mr.Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena – Agriculture 40.Mr. Keheliya Rambukwella – Mass Media and Information 41.Mr.Kumara Welgama – Transport 42.Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma – Youth Affairs and Skills Development 43.Mr. Johnston Fernando – Cooperatives and Internal Trade 44.Mr. Chandrasiri Gajadeera – Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms 45.Mr. Salinda Dissanayake – Indigenous Medicine 46.Mr.Reginold Cooray – Small Export Crops Promotion 47.Mr. Dilan Perera – Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare 48.Mr. Jagath Pushpakumara – Coconut Development and State Plantations Development 49.Mr.T B Ekanayake – Culture and Aesthetic Affairs 50.Mr.Mahinda Amaraweera – Disaster Management 51. Mr. S M Chandrasena – Agrarian Services and Wildlife 52.Mr. Gunaratne Weerakoon – Resettlement 53. Mr. Mervin Silva – Public Coordination and Public Affairs 54.Mr. Mahindananada Aluthgamage – Sports 55.Mr. Dayasritha Tissera – State Assets and Enterprise Development 56.Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Telecommunication and Information Technology 57.Mr. Jagath Balasuriya – National Heritage 58.Mr. Lakshman Seneviratne – Productivity Promotion 59.Mr. Navin Dissanayake – State Management Reforms Deputy Ministers 1.Mr.Susantha Punchinilame, - Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development 2.Mr.Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, - Economic Development 3. Mr. Rohitha Abeygunawardena - Port & Highways 4. Mr.Pandu Bandaranaike -Indigenous Medicine 5.Mr.Jayarathne Herath, -Industry & Commerce 6. Mr.Duminda Dissanayake - Youth Affairs & Skills Development 7.Mr.Lasantha Alagiyawanna, - Construction, Engineering Service, Housing & Common Amenities 8.Mr.Rohana Dissanayake, - Transport 9.Mr.H.R.Mithrapala, - Livestock & Rural Community Development 10.Mr.Nirmala Kothalawala - Port & Highways, 11. Mr. Premalal Jayasekera, - Power & Energy 12.Hon. Geethanjana Gunawardena - Finance & Planning 13.Mr. Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan - Resettlement 14.Mr. Faizer Musthapa, - Technology & Research 15. Mr. Indika Bandaranayake, - Local Government & Provincial Councils 16.Mr. Mutthu Sivalingam - Economic Development
.17. Siripala Gamlath, - Lands & Land Development 18. Mr.W.B.Ekanayake - Irrigation & Water Resources Management 19. Mr. Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi, - Social Service 20. Mr.Nandimitra Ekanayake - High Education 21. Mrs.Nirupama Rajapaksa - Water Supply & Drainage 22. Mr.Lalith Dissanayake - Health 23. Mr.Sarana Gunawardena - Petroleum Industries 24.Mr.Vijith Vijayamuni Soyza - Education 25.Mr.M.L.A.M.Hisbulla - Child Development & Women’s Affairs 26. Mr. Weerakumara Dissanayake - Traditional Industries & Small Enterprises Development 27.Mr. G.D.S.Gunawardena - Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs 28.Mr.Earl Gunasekera, - Plantation Industries 29.Mr. Segu Dawood - Co-operative & Internal Trade 30. Mr. Abdul Cader - Environment 31. Mr.Dullip Wijesekera - Disaster Management