Colombo: 26 new ministers have been sworn into Sri Lanka’s new Cupboard on Wednesday after the nation not too long ago held a Parliamentary election which noticed the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa profitable a landslide victory, securing a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
The ministers took oath in entrance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a grand ceremony held within the central hills of Kandy, Xinhua information company reported.
Together with the Cupboard ministers, 39 state ministers have been additionally sworn in.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa retained the Defence Ministry. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed because the Minister of Finance, City Growth, Housing, Buddhist Affairs, Non secular and Cultural Affairs.
Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as Minister of International Affairs. Prasanna Ranatunga was sworn in as Minister of Tourism and Keheliya Rambukwella was sworn in as Minister of Mass Media.
A number of the notable state ministers sworn in have been Chamal Rajapaksa who took oaths as State Minister of Inner Safety, House Affairs and Catastrophe Administration, and Shehan Semasinghe who was sworn in as State Minister of Samurdhi (prosperity), Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Enterprise Growth.
Sri Lanka held its Parliamentary election on August 5 beneath strict well being pointers amid Covid-19 pandemic which has contaminated over 2,800 individuals within the island nation up to now.
The election was held to elect a brand new 225-member Parliament.
SLPP received a landslide victory by securing 145 seats, whereas the United Individuals’s Energy, led by former presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa polled in as runner-up by securing 54 seats.
Sri Lanka’s new Parliament will convene on August 20.
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