New Foreign, Finance and Ports Ministers in cabinet reshuffle

A new Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and Ports Minister took oaths today in the cabinet reshuffle before President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Nine cabinet Ministers and a State Minister took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera took oaths as the new Finance Minister and Media Minister while former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake took oaths as the new Foreign Minister.

Mahinda Samarasinghe was appointed as the new Ports and Shipping Minister and Arjuna Ranatunga took oaths as the new Petroleum Resources Minister.

Former Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake took oaths as the new Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Chandima Weerakody as the new Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training, S.B. Dissanayake as the new Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage and W.D.J. Seniviratne as the Minister of Labour, Trade Union relations and Sabaragamuwa Development.

Former Minister Tilak Marapana took oaths as the Development Assignment Minister and Mahinda Amaraweera the State Minister of Mahaweli apart from his current portfolio as Fisheries Minister.

This is the first cabinet reshuffle of the government which took office in 2015.


  1. Mangala was with LTTE during the war so he was given the foreign ministry and now he is the finance Minister. Ravi Karunanayakam had an international criminal as Central bank Governor. There is no difference who takes over what as all are crooks, more importantly two leaders have done nothing to country except betraying to Westerners.

  2. Is this is govt. really serious about running country the betterment for the people?

    New fixing of cabinet has changes faces one by one has that do not policy shifting by UNP Neo-colonial path.
    They are unable search key Ills of the current wrong path of “Development and Democracy” initiated by 2015 January 8th “Rainbow Revolution” led by MS regime.

    Indeed 2015, 8th of January was a counter-revolution that cannot be correct the wrong path by under the leadership of MS-New UNP, leader of Old -UNP- led by Ranil.W,,and CBK ,this will end by doom of system a wrong set of policies in near future.

    No longer current govt. cannot turn into new set policies of financing in-charge by Managal Samaraweera ,is a designing and modeling has to learn Economic and Financial matter soon.

    It is not that subjects easily can be learn at overnight to guy like M.Samaraweera.

    The M.Samaraweera .. ,interest of Economics are far from his personnel life, that his politics has no relationship of Financial, Fiscal and Monetary nexus -pattern governances.

    Such guy cannot bail-out ongoing crisis of ills of economy in last 30 months.

    It is fact that President-MS is poor administrator, and are the most poorest replacement of previous MR management of Govt. 10 years ruling country.

    That is why MS regime totally failed to delivered any progresses that recovered of any field is proven unsuccessful in the very short period of modern history.

    His(MS) closed comrade in arms of Dr Ranil Wick ..out of order of ongoing world new trends are concerns.( Deking Uni.. offer DR for Ranil .w..)
    But not that I think Economics may be New deal of CB Bonds discovered by UNP -Ranil…

    The path of development/economic and Democracy of capitalism in Sri Lankan is complicated and complex form in present time. To settle to be new path we as nation which needed the pool and team work with broad vision politics of Economy of sustainability of Capitalism.

    I had reasonable doubt that guy like M.Samarweers even closer principle of capitalism to that he need another couples of decades. The foolish politicians has no room to run in future-world!!!!! ‘……SRI LANKA.

    This is undoudetly an apply to M.Samarweera too.

  3. “Ravi Karunanayake took oaths as the new Foreign Minister.”
    If he is thinking Branson the glorified english pirate is going to expose more of Barry connections etc. Let him remember that beggars can’t be choosers.
    Branson has destroyed himself with The Donald after the lunch before election and his leanings.
    Meanwhile Guy former PM Belgium has a big stick for Branson (thief of Sabena Airline ) and England.
    English has become irrelevant from now on in Europe- Juncker.
    Neither blues R or T colleges have the je ne sais quoi factor to handle The Don- Scot-German.
    UK is crumbling so is Lanka.

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