President appoints new Ministers
Following the resignation of a number of Ministers from the Cabinet last week President Maithripala Sirisena has sworn in replacements.
The new appointments as announced on Presinform are as follows:
Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Hon. Pandu Bandaranayake- Minister of Public Administration and Democratic Governance
Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Minister of Environment
Hon. Hemal Gunasekara Minister of Samurdhi and Housing
Hon. Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi- Minister of Lands
Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya currently serving as Deputy Minister of Aviation Services and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs respectively. In addition to those deputy ministry positions they have been allocated new Cabinet and State Ministry portfolios.