Eight State Ministers and ten Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this morning. The names of the ministers are as follows:
Palitha Range Bandara: State Minister of Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management.
Dilip Wedaarachchi: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy.
M.L.A.M. Hizbullah: State Minister of Highways and Road Development.
Mohan Lal Grero: State Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs.
A.D. Champika Premadasa: State Minister of Plantation Industries.
Lakshman Senewiratne: State Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training, and Hill Country Heritage.
Sriyani Wijewickrama: State Minister of Sports, Provincial Councils and Local Government.
Weerakumara Dissanayake: State Minister of Mahaweli Development.
Ameer Ali Shihabdeen: Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy.
Dunesh Gankanda: Deputy Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms.
Ranjan Ramanayake: Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment.
Karunarathna Paranawithana: Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training, and Hill Country Heritage
Sarathie Dushmantha: Deputy Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms.
Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma: Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development.
Manusha Nanayakkara: Deputy Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment.
Muthu Sivalingam: Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Wayamba Development.
Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana: Deputy Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages.
M. M. Harees: Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development.