The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the National Government commenced at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the first to take oaths as the Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena.
1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe – Minister of National Policy & Economic Affairs 2. John Amaratunga – Minister of Tourism Development & Christian Affairs 3. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera – Minister of Sustainable Development & Wildlife 4. Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Transport 5. S.B. Dissanayake – Minister of Social Empowerment & Welfare 6. W.D.J. Seneviratne – Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations 7. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of University Education & Highways 8. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa – Minister of Disaster Management 9. Susil Premajayantha - Technology, Technical Education & Employment 10. Thilak Janaka Marapana – Minister of Law and Order & Prison Reforms 11. Dr Rajitha Senaratne – Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine 12. Ravi Karunanayake – Minister of Finance 13. Mahinda Samarasinghe – Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training 14. Vajira Abeywardena – Minister of Home Affairs 15. S.B. Nawinne – Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development & Cultural Affairs 16. Patali Champika Ranawaka – Minister of Megapolice & Western Development 17. Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Fisheries & Water Resources 19. Naveen Dissanayake – Minister of Plantation Industries 20. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Minister of Power & Renewable Energy 21. Duminda Dissanayake – Minister of Agriculture 22. Wijedasa Rajapaksa – Minister of Buddha Sasana 23. P. Harrison – Minister of Rural Economic Affairs 24. Ranjith Maddumabandara – Minister of Public Administration & Management
25. Gayantha Karunathilake – Minister of Parliament Reforms & Media 26. Sajith Premadasa – Minister of Housing & Construction 27. Arjuna Ranatunga – Minister of Ports & Maritime Affairs 28. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana – Minister of Lands 29. P. Digambaram – Minister of Upcountry New Villages, Estate Infrastructure& Community Development 30. Chandrani Bandara – Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs 31. Thalatha Athukorala – Minister of Foreign Employment 32. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Minister of Education 33. D.M. Swaminathan – Minister of 34. Chandima Weerakkody – Petroleum & Petroleum Gas 35. Dayasiri Jayasekara – Minister of Sports 36. Sagala Ratnayake – Minister of Southern Development 37. Harin Fernando – Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure 38. Mano Ganesan – Minister of National Dialog 38. Daya Gamage – Minister of Primary Industries 39. Rauff Hakeem – Minister of Urban Development & Water Supply 40. Rishad Bathiudeen – Minister of Industries & Commerce 41. Kabeer Hashim – Public Enterprise Development