Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to make key changes in the cabinet tomorrow
Sun, Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make several changes in the present cabinet of ministers on Monday, his Spokesperson Mohan Samaranayake said today confirming the speculations of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.

The newly appointed ministers and deputy ministers will take oaths before President Rajapaksa tomorrow, the Spokesperson said.

Eight cabinet portfolios are expected to be changed at the reshuffle, and they will be in Power and Energy, Petroleum, Education, Environment, Sports, State Administration, Labor, Technology and Research portfolios.

Several new Deputy Ministers are also to be appointed, according to media reports.

Unconfirmed sources say that the present Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka will be appointed as the Minister of Science and Technology. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage is to swear in as the Minister of Power and Energy.

Minister Susil Premajayantha is likely to be given Environment Ministry while Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa will be appointed as the Minister of Petroleum. One time Minister of Sports Gamini Lokuge may take oath as Minister of Sports while Pavithra Wanniarachchi is likely to swear in as Minister of Labour.

Present Deputy Ministers Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza, Jayaratne Herath and Duminda Dissanayaka are slated to be appointed as Ministers.

Some subjects that come under the ministries are also reportedly to be changed. It is expected to take the Board of Investment, which is currently under the Economic Development Ministry, under the Presidential Secretariat.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
People's representatives should set an example to the public - President
-- [1 hour and 37 minutes ago]
BMW ended up in canal driven by a relative of Minister Kabir Hashim
-- [2 hours ago]
Victims of Kandy violence to receive payments for damages tomorrow
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian national arrested in Sri Lanka for illegally conducting business
Higher Education Minister looks into hostel issues at Ampara Hardy Technical College
Sri Lankan delegation to leave for Geneva tomorrow to attend 37th UNHRC session
Sri Lankan President lifts nationwide state of emergency
Fisheries Minister orders company to refund money for substandard nets
No Confidence Motion against Sri Lanka PM: no support from UNP backbenchers
Suspects of Kandy unrest remanded until March 29

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.