Friday, April 23, 2010

Thirty Seven New Cabinet Ministers And Thirty Nine Deputies Appointed

Thirty Seven New Cabinet Ministers and Thirty Nine  Deputy Ministers were sworn in  before the President Mahinda Rajapksha at the Presidential Secretariat this noon.Almost every former Minister appointed to to the new Cabinet are given a New Ministry and the most talked about changes  are the new appointments to the Ministries of Health,Education and Media as Former Agriculture Minister Mathirepala Sirisena appointed as the New Health Minister,Former Consumer affairs Minister Bandula Gunawardena appointed as the new Eduction Minister and Most controverial figure who involved in attacks on Private Media Institutions Former Labour Minister Mervyn de silva got the deputy minister post of Media as the President keeps the Media Ministry under his authority.

There are three female Cabinet Ministers in the new cabinet.Prime Minister of the new government is D.M Jayarathna.

Earlier yesterday the first session of the seventh Parliament was held and MP and President's elder brother Chamal Rajapaksha was appointed as the new Speaker and all the Government and Opposition MP's were sworn in as Parliamentarians afterwards.The most notable attandee at the occassion was the former Army Commander and the leader of the Democratic National Alliance(DNA) Retired General Sarath Fondeka who is under the military detention.He too take oaths as a MP yesterday.

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