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Three non-Cabinet, 17 State, seven Deputy Ministers appointed

Three Non-Cabinet Ministers, 17 State Ministers and seven Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.

The three Non-Cabinet Ministers are Dr. Harsha de Silva who was sworn in as the Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution, Ajith P Perera-Non-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and MP Sujeewa Senasinghe-Non-Cabinet Minister of Science, Technology and Research.

The 17 State Ministers are,

MP Ranjan Ramanayake - Highways and Road Development,

J.C Alawathuwala - Home Affairs and Provincial Councils,

Vijayakala Maheswaran - Education,

Ruwan Wijewardene - Defence,

Eran Wickramaratne - Finance,

Champika Premadasa - Power and Renewable Energy,

Ranjith Aluwihare - Tourism Development,

Wasantha Aluwihare - Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,

Lucky Jayawardane - City Planning and Water Supply,

Niroshan Perera - National Policies and Economic Affairs,

Ashoka Abesinghe - Transport and Civil Aviation,

Faizal Kassim - Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,

H.M.M. Harees - Provincial Council and Local Government,

Ameer Ali - Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economy,

Dilip Wedaarachchi - Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development,

A.Z.M.Seyed - Social Empowerment and Vadivel Suresh-Plantation Industries.

The Deputy Ministers who were appointed are,

Anoma Gamage - Petroleum Resources Development,

Nalin Bandara Jayamaha - Development Strategies and International Trade,

Edward Gunasekara - Lands and Parliamentary Affairs,

Ajith Mannapperuma - Environment,

Karunarathna Paranawithana - Skills Development and Vocational Training,

Buddika Pathirana - Industry and Commerce and

Palitha Thewarapperuma - Social Empowerment Deputy Minister.

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