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Cabinet swearing in -- second phase

Cabinet swearing in -- second phase

The second phase of swearing in of the cabinet of the government took place this evening at the Presidential Secretariat. 14 ministers took their oaths on this occasion. There was no swearing in of anyone who crossed over as such. Ministers who took their oaths are as follows:

Dayasiri Jayasekera : Minister of Skills DeveIopment and Vocational Training

Duminda Dissanayaka : Minister of Irrigation,Acquatic Resources and Disaster Management. (Ministries of State Security, Law and Order and Youth Affairs would come under powers of President Maithripala Sirisena).

Portfolios of deputy ministers:
Manusha Nanayakkara : Deputy Minister of Labour and Overseas Employment
Nishantha Mutuhettigama : Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping

Deputy Minister of Justice and Prisons : Sarathi Dushmantha
Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Development
Deputy Minister of Irrigation : Angajan Ramanadhan
Deputy Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Northern Development

Portfolios of State Ministers:
Minister of Defence : Lakshman Seneviratna
Minister of Youth Affairs and Children's and Women's Affairs : Piyasena Gamage
Minister of Highways and Road Development

Development State Minister
State Minister for Education and Higher Education : Mohan Lal Grero
State Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports : Shriyani Wijewickrema

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