President appoints four Cabinet Ministers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (14) appointed four Cabinet Ministers to handle key tasks until a full Cabinet is appointed.

The President’s Office said that the four Ministers were appointed to maintain the legitimacy and stability of the parliamentary activities and other matters in the country until a full Cabinet is appointed.

The four Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo, today (14).

The four Ministers are Professor G.L Peiris – Foreign, Dinesh Gunawardena – Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Prasanna Ranatunga – Urban Development & Housing and Kanchana Wijesekera – Power and Energy.

Their appointment comes after the former Cabinet was dissolved with the resignation of then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has invited all the political parties in Parliament to accept portfolios in the new Cabinet.

However, the opposition has so far refused to join the Cabinet. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The same useless minds are taking ministerial portfolios. They think that changing their Prime Minister or President will change everything automatically. This dilutional mindset was taught by their Indian big brothers. Of course the western powers love Indians, because Indians fell into a trap and have been pushing their neighbours into the same trap as well. I am very certain you will see India’s journey to the abyss with its neighbors in your lifetime.

    I lived in the Five Eyes countries more than three decades, I know them very well. I believed their democracy and became a political writer. Now I am poorer than an immigrant who does a cleaning job in Australia. I have a postgraduate qualification on top of that I spent most of my time in libraries but my assets a car, two guitars and my laptop which is worth less than 10,000 Australian dollars. Even South Asian politicians who didn’t pass GCE O/L are financially better off than me.

    Trust me, South Asia will pay a huge price for backing Australian convicts. I have seen Tamils paid a huge price, Currently, Sinhalease are paying. Without a doubt Indians will pay as well. Above all, convicts will pay a heavy price. The dragon is getting closer to Australia than ever before. Recently, China signed a security pack with Solomon Islands. Folks we are seeing a huge change in our lifetime, Minority westerners can’t continue to fool the entire world forever. Convicts can fool South Asians but not China or Russia.

  2. The ministers appointed are all garbage. SJB please step up and take positions for the sake of the people or do you lot want them to suffer some more. Throw out the 20th amendment get back to 19th amendment.

    SJB waiting for their turn to take a swim in the Beira Lake too from the looks of things…

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