Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka announces 21 new state ministers after 17 cabinet ministers appointed

Sri Lanka President has appointed 21 state ministers hours after 17 strong cabinet was sworn in.

The 21 State Ministers are:

1. Professor G. L. Peiris – State Minister of Defense

2. Rohana Dissanayake – State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government

3. Arundhika Fernando – State Minister of Plantations

4. Lohan Ratwatte – State Minister of Urban Development

5. Tharaka Balasuriya – State Minister of External Affairs

6. Indika Anurudhdha – State Minister of Housing

7. Sanath Nishantha – State Minister of Water Supply

8. Siripala Gamlath – State Minister of Mahaweli

9. Anuradha Jayaratne – State Minister of Irrigation

10. Sisira Jayakody – State Minister of Indigenous Medicine

11. Prasanna Ranaweera – State Minister of Industries

12. D. V. Chanaka – State Minister of Tourism & Fisheries

13. D. B. Herath – State Minister of Livestock

14. Kader Masthan – State Minister of Rural Economic Crop Cultivation & Promotion

15. Ashoka Priyantha – State Minister of Trade

16. A. Aravind Kumar – State Minister of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure

17. Geetha Kumarasinghe – State Minister of Culture & Performing Arts

18. Gunapala Ratnasekera – State Minister of Cooperative Services, Business Development , and Consumer Protection

19. Kapila Nuwan Athukorala – State Minister of Development of Minor Crops Plantation

20. Dr. Gayashan Navananda – State Minister of Health

21. Surendra Raghavan – State Minister of Education Services and Reforms

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