May 31, 2017

Lasantha, new dy. minister of Finance & Mass Media (update)

Lasantha Alagiyawanne has been appointed as the new deputy minister of Finance and Mass Media.



New State & Dy. ministers sworn in! (List)

The deputy minister reshuffle was held at the Presidential secretariat a short while ago and four new state ministers and three new deputy ministers have been sworn in. The list is shown below : 

New State Ministers :

State Minister for Finance  - Eran Wickramarathna 
State Minister of Foreign Affairs - Wasantha Senanayaka
State Minister of State Enterprises - Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
State Minister of Irrigation  - Palitha Range Bandara

New Deputy Ministers

Deputy minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs - Dr. Harsha de Silva
Deputy Minister of Kadurata Development - Ranjan Ramanayaka
Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training - Karunaratne Paranavithana

However, the post of deputy minister of Mass Media remains vacant after UNP MP Karunaratne Paranavithana was re-appointed as the deputy minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training.

Noting that the SLFP has demanded the vacant portfolio, internal government sources say  it is highly likely that Manusha Nanayakkara will be appointed as the next deputy minister of Mass Media.