In addition, Buddhika Pathirana is scheduled to take oath as the Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Development. However, he will be sworn in upon his arrival from a tour of Japan.
Pathirana is scheduled to arrive in the country tonight and will be sworn in thereafter, according to UNP sources.
The newly appointed State Ministers:
- Ranjith Aluwihare – State Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs
- Lucky Jayawardena – State Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development