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Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Affairs Minister is G.L.Peiris

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 April 2010, 11:04 GMT]
The new Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka is Mr.G.L.Peiris and Basil Rajapakse has been appointed as Economic Development Minister. Traditional Industry and Small Entrepreneur Development Ministry goes to Douglas Devananda. Thirty seven member cabinet took oaths before the President Mahinda Rajapakse Friday afternoon at Presidential Secretariat. The two new faces in the cabinet are Basil Rajapakse and Wimal Weerawanse. Basil Rajapakse is the brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Wimal Weerwanse is the leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), a breakway group of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). All others served in the outgoing cabinet.

Some ministers are not still allocated any ministry. The allocation of ministries follows.

  1. Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne- Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs Minister
  2. Ratnasiri Wickremanayake- State Management and Reforms Minister
  3. Nimal Siripala de Silva- Irrigation Minister
  4. A.H.M.Fowzie- Disaster Management
  5. Maithripala Sirisena- Health Minister
  6. Susil Premjayantha- Petroleum Minister
  7. Dinesh Gunawardene- National Water Supply and Drainage Minister
  8. Douglas Devananda- Traditional Industry and Small Entrepreneur Development Minister
  9. A.L.M.Athaullah- Public Administration and Local Government Minister
  10. D.E.W.Gunasekara- Rehabilitation and Prisons Minister
  11. Rishard Bathiudeen- Industrial Development Minister
  12. Wimal Weerawansa- Construction, Engineering, Housing and Public Utilities Minister
  13. Basil Rajapaksa- Economic Development Minister
  14. Champika Ranawake- Power and Energy Minister
  15. P.Dayaratna-
  16. G.L.Peiris- Foreign Affairs Minister
  17. John Seneviratne- Public Administration Minister
  18. Sumedha Jayasekara- Parliamentary Affairs Minister
  19. Milroy Fernando-
  20. Jeewan Kumaratunga-
  21. Pavithra Wanniarachchi-
  22. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa- Environment Minister
  23. Tissa Karaliyadda-
  24. Athauda Seneviratne-
  25. Gamini Lokuge-
  26. Bandula Gunawardene- Education Minister
  27. Mahinda Samarasinghe- Plantation Industries Minister
  28. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne- Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister
  29. Piyasena Gamage- Indigenous Medicines Minister
  30. S.B.Nawinna-
  31. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon- Lands Minister
  32. Felix Perera- Social Services Minister
  33. C.B.Ratnayaka- Sports Minister
  34. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena- Agricultural Minister
  35. Kumara Welgama- Transport Minister
  36. Dullas Allahapperuma- Youth and Employment Minister
  37. Johnston Fernando-

 

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