Number of Cabinet ministers in SL government rises to 61, deputies 34
[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 November 2010, 17:38 GMT]
The number of Cabinet rank ministers in the United Peoples Freedom
Alliance (UPFA) government led by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda
Rajapaksa has risen to sixty one with the appointment of one more
minister and the number of deputy ministers to thirty-four with the
appointment of three more. Milroy Fernando, former Resettlement
Minister Thursday took oaths as the Minister for Social Welfare
increasing the number of senior ministers to eleven.
The three new deputy ministers sworn in Thursday were Neomal Perera
(Deputy Minister For External Affairs), Sarath Kumara Gunaratne
(Deputy Minister for State Resources and Enterprise Development) and
Wijaya Dahanayake (Deputy Minister for Public Administration).