4 Sri Lankan ministers, 6 deputy ministers take oaths

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 May 2010, 09:32 GMT]
Four new Sri Lankan ministers and six deputy ministers were sworn in before SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday morning. Keheliya Rambukwella has been appointed Information and Media Minister, S.B.Dissanayake as High Education Minister, Arumugan Thondaman as Livestock Development Minister and Tissa Vitarana as Technology and Research Minister, presidential media unit said.

Sarath Amunugama has been appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, Mahindananda Aluthgamage Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Faizer Mustapha Deputy Minister of Environment, M.K.D.S Gunawardena Deputy Minister of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs and Jagath Balasuriya, Deputy Minister of Labor and Productivity Development. Mervin Silva has been appointed Deputy Minister of Highways.

Mervin Silva has resigned from the post of Deputy Minister of Media and accepted the new post, another report said. The President's media office confirmed that Mervin Silva had handed over his resignation Wednesday morning and had sought a new ministry.

New Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella also confirmed the resignation of Mervin Silva from the post of Deputy Media Minister. Silva has been appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Highways. Silva's sudden resignation was due to a difference of opinion between the new Media Minister and him, political sources said.

 

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