Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies.

The Prime Minister took oaths before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President's House in Colombo this morning (25), President’s Media Division said.

The new Cabinet of Ministers consists of lawmakers from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Sri Lanka Freedom Party as well as a group of independent MPs.


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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed the following new ministers:

  1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe - Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies.
  2. Douglas Devananda - Minister of Fisheries
  3. Bandula Gunawardena - Minister of Transport and Highways, Mass Media
  4. Keheliya Rambukwella - Minister of Health, Water Supply and Drainage
  5. Mahinda Amaraweera - Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation
  6. Ramesh Pathirana - Minister of Industries and Plantations
  7. Vidura Wickramanayaka - Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs
  8. Ahmed Nasir - Minister of Environment
  9. Roshan Ranasinghe - Minister of Irrigation, Sports and Youth Affairs
  10. Nimal Siripala de Silva - Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation
  11. Dr. Susil Premajayantha - Minister of Education
  12. Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha - Justice, Prisons and Constitutional Reforms
  13. Harin Fernando - Minister of Tourism and Lands
  14. Manusha Nanayakkara - Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment
  15. Nalin Fernando - Minister of Trade, Commerce and Food Security
  16. Tiran Alles - Minister of Public Security
  17. Prof. G.L Peiris - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  18. Dinesh Gunawardena - Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government
  19. Prasanna Ranatunga- Minister of Urban Development & Housing
  20. Kanchana Wijesekera- Minister of Power & Energy


Meanwhile, secretaries who were appointed to 23 ministries received their letters of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo on May 24.


  1. R.W.R. Pemasiri - Ministry of Transport and Highways
  2. M.M.P.K. Mayadunne - Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government
  3. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra - Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation
  4. S.T. Kodikara - Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security
  5. Wasantha Perera - Ministry of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms
  6. S. Hettiarachchi - Ministry of Public Security
  7. M.N. Ranasinghe - Ministry of Education
  8. M.P.D.U.K. Mapa Pathirana - Ministry of Power and Energy
  9. R.M.I. Ratnayake - Ministry of Fisheries
  10. Monty Ranatunga - Ministry of Water Supply
  11. U.D.C. Jayalal - Ministry of Irrigation
  12. Anuradha Wijekoon - Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
  13. Dr. Anil Jasinghe - Ministry of Environment
  14. Anusha Pelpita - Ministry of Mass Media
  15. M.B.R. Pushpakumara - Ministry of Agriculture
  16. Somaratna Vidanapathirana - Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious Affairs and Cultural Affairs
  17. General (Rtd.) Daya Ratnayake - Ministry of Industries
  18. Aruni Wijewardhane - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  19. B.L.A.J. Dharmakeerthi - Ministry of Plantations
  20. R.M.C.M. Herath - Ministry of Forest Resources and Wildlife
  21. S.J.S. Chandragupta - Ministry of Health
  22. P.H.C. Ratnayake - Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
  23. R.P.A. Wimalaweera - Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment