Interim cabinet of new Government appointed

An interim cabinet of the new Government was appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.

The new Ministers were given multiple posts in the interim cabinet.

Following are the Ministers and their portfolios:

1. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa – Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply & Urban Development, Housing Facilities

2. Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms

3. Arumugam Thondaman – Minister of Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure

4. Dinesh Gunawardene – Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment & Labour Relations

5. Douglas Devananda – Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

6. Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Minister of Women & Child Affairs, Social Security, Health & Indigenous Medicine

7. Bandula Gunawardene – Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology & Innovations

8. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon – Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government

9. Chamal Rajapaksa – Minister of Mahaweli Development, Agriculture &Trade

10. Dullas Alahapperuma – Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs

11. Johnston Fernando – Minister of Roads & Highways, Ports & Shipping

12. Wimal Weerawansa – Minister of Small Medium Enterprise(SME) & Enterprise Development, Industries & Supply Management

13. Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Passenger Transport, Power & Energy

14. S.M. Chandrasena – Minister of Environment, Wildlife, Land & Land Development

15. Ramesh Pathirana – Minister of Plantations & Export Agriculture

16. Prasanna Ranatunga – Minister of Industrial Exports & Investment Promotions, Tourism & Aviation

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the interim cabinet will be in place till the next Parliamentary election.


  1. With the recycling of all these unqualified political rejects, any pretence of good, honest or transparent government has become a mirage on the distant horizon.

    Even the most charitable person on reading the list of cabinet members, would come to the conclusion that most of them should be in loin-cloth working ia paddy field rather than ministerial positions.

    WE have to accept that corruption and self-interest are ingrained cultural traits, and no philosophy or relegion will ever change that.

  2. I wish to withdraw my comment re: these parasites being more suited to loin cloths and working in paddy fields. On appearance most of these fat ***** wouldn’t be able to do a days work. It is interesting that in a country where the poor are wondering where their next meal is coming from, food doesn’t seem to be in short supply in the parliamentary cafeteria.

    It is oxymoronic to talk about corruption free good government and have Wimal and Dullas in it. The President must think the electorate are morons and can be treated with contempt.

    And, love the look of Dinesh Gunawardene. He has the look of someone who will find all affairs foreign !

    Memo to the President : When you pose for future group photos, make sure you don’t have the biggest thieves in your government standing directly behind you. It is not a ‘good-look’! Also, if you don’t keep a tight reign with good oversight on this motley crew, I can already state without any fear of contradiction; OUR DREAMS have already ended, and the Nightmare has just begun.


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