G.L gets Foreign, Keheliya Health and Dinesh Education in Cabinet reshuffle

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya

G.L Peiris has been appointed as the new Foreign Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella as the new Health Minister and Dinesh Gunawardena as the new Minister of Education in a Cabinet reshuffle today.

Former Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was appointed as the new Transport Minister while Dullas Alahapperuma was appointed as the Minister of Mass Media, Gamini Lokuge the Minister of Power and Namal Rajapaksa as the Minister of Development Affairs Coordination apart from his current portfolio of Youth and Sports.

The cabinet reshuffle took place in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Heads were changed as both the Health and Education sectors continued to face serious issues.

Wanniarachchi has come under criticism for mismanaging the Covid situation while G.L Peiris has been facing issues over salary anomalies in the education sector.

Both G.L Peiris and Dullas Alahapperuma have served as Foreign Minister and Media Minister in the past. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. How many of you notice Pavithra Wanniarachchi make a subtle threat to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Ada Drana after she was replaced by Keheliya Rambukwella as the Health Minister??

    She actually hinted that he would lose the next election over this making him look weak and foolish!

    Must be working on her Kali curse to put on him (Hindu goddess of death)

  2. Seriously, changing the faces would not automatically improve efficiency in these designated portfolios. The country is in trouble, a disaster is inevitable. Nothing changes by changing the faces. The leaders have been changing the faces since independence but the country has not progressed. I challenge you to provide substantial evidence that those ministers have educational qualifications or practical experience to handle these designated portfolios.

    What Prof G.L Peiris has to do with kids education?

    What Keheliya Rambukwella has to do with Health?

    What Dinesh Gunawardena has to do with Education?

    What Pavithra Wanniarachchi has to do with Transport?

    What Dullas Alahapperuma has to do with PR?

    What Gamini Lokuge has to do with energy?

    Seriously, what Namal Rajapaksa has to do with Developments? Does he understand the meaning of Project Management?

    Sri Lankans have dedicated and gained knowledge in every field all around the world , but the corrupt leaders and media will not highlight those talented individuals to come forward to lead. This is why I have no faith in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, your education and spiritual awareness are not sufficient to impart the knowledge necessary for you to understand your current status.

    Basically, everything is fake. Think of your teachers who cheat in schools to make money through tuition classes, government employees who work only four hours a day, and your politicians who sell the country create their own wealth. This shows that all of you educational knowledge and spirituality are fake, otherwise the majority will not deceive their own people.

    When you are begging for loans, and also to combat COVID 19, what is the use of increasing the population in the name of democracy and religious beliefs? Sri Lanka’s population has more than tripled since independence, but intellectual capacity and employment opportunities have not increased as much as the population. Sri Lanka is going backward, which makes it clear that your God and your democracy did not help you. However, you don’t seem to understand what is working and what isn’t working. This is a tragedy, therefore expect the worse.

  3. Keheliya Rambukwella Said it’s all in gods hands so we don’t need a SLPP government anymore god can do a better job.

    Time to find a competent government that won’t resort to using even god as an excuse to hide their failures…

    UNP get your act together need to save this country from this stupid mess. This time don’t allow a snake like Sirisena or Sajith sabotage what needs to be done…

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