Pavithra notes disappointment after being axed

Former Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says she did not expect to be removed from her post.

However, she said she hopes for the best and believes all things happen for the best.

Wanniarachchi said that even before she went for the cabinet reshuffle she did not expect to lose her post.

She said that unexpectedly she was removed from the post of Health Minister and made Transport Minister.

“We need to happily accept everything,” she added.

In a Cabinet reshuffle today Keheliya Rambukwella was appointed as the new Health Minister.

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

Professor G.L Peiris was 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.

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.

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. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. One the ministry has been gazetted, the ministers would not get appropriate skills from sky to do the job properly. Sadly, South Asian politicians think they do :—))

  2. She made a clear hint that this is a blessing in disguise for herself lol. That was a subtle kick in the n**s directed at the president…

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