Professor G L Peiris was appointed as the cabinet Minister of Education.
He took oaths in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Professor G L Peiris is returning to Parliament as a National List MP after losing his seat at the 2015 Parliamentary Election.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G L Peiris has served as Foreign Minister and Justice Minister in the past. (Colombo Gazette)