President reshuffles Cabinet
Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 01:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reshuffled the Cabinet of Ministers today (16), the President’s Media Division announced.
According to the President’s Media Division, Prof. G. L. Peiris has been appointed as the new Foreign Minister while Dinesh Gunawardena is the new Education Minister following the Cabinet reshuffle today.
Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who had been serving as the Health Minister, has been appointed as the Minister of Transport while Keheliya Rambukwella is the new Minister of Health.
Accordingly, seven ministerial portfolios have been changed as follows:
Prof. G. L. Peiris – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dinesh Gunawardena – Minister of Education
Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Minister of Transport
Keheliya Rambukwella – Minister of Health
Gamini Lokuge – Minister of Power
Dullas Alahapperuma – Minister of Mass Media
Namal Rajapaksa – Minister of Development Coordination and Supervision (in addition to Youth Affairs and Sports)