Trincomalee District SLFP Organiser Najeeb A. Majeed was sworn in by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province.
The government said that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has agreed on the proposal made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appoint Najeeb A. Majeed as the Chief Minister of the Province.
This is the first time a Muslim has become the Chief Minister in the Eastern Province.
The government information department said that out of the four Ministry positions in the Council, the SLMC and UPFA will share two ministries each while the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman positions in the Council will be given to Ameer Ali (All Ceylon Muslim Congress) and Uthuma Lebbe (National Congress).
The Ministries from the UPFA would be held by UPFA’s Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan and W Dissanayake while the Ministries from the SLMC are to be held by A M Jameel and Hafiz Nazeer Ahamed.
The post of the Provincial Minister of Health will be held by Pillayan, Minister of Agriculture by Hafiz Nazeer, Minister of Road Development by A M Jameel, and Minister of Education by W Dissanayake.