Three new Cabinet Ministers sworn in
September 9, 2015 11:46 am
Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena short while ago, the Presidential Media Division said.
UPFA National List MPs Faizer Mustapha, Vijith Wijeyamuni Soysa and UNP National List MP Malik Samarawickrama were sworn in as new Ministers.
Faizer Mustapha – Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils
Vijith Wijeyamuni Soysa – Minister of Irrigation and Water Management
Malik Samarawickrama – Minister of Development Strategies and & International Trade
The new appointments brings the total number of Ministers in the Cabinet to 46.
Forty-two Ministers were sworn in last Friday while Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera took oath soon after the election and before the visit of a top level US delegation last month.
Meanwhile the Deputy Ministers and State Ministers of the National Government are expected to be sworn in today as well.
A total of 45 State Ministers and Deputy Ministers are expected to take oaths. While 27 of them will be from the United National Party (UNP) the remainder will comprise of SLFP Parliamentarians.