4 SLFP MPs took oaths before the President today as Deputy Ministers.
MP Vijaya Dahanayake was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Public Security and Christian Affairs while MP Eric Prasanna Weerawardana sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Ports and Naval Affairs.
MP Sanath Jayasuriya was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Provincial council and Rural Development while MP Thilanga Sumathipala sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training.
With the swearing in of 4 new Deputy Ministers, the number of deputy ministers in the current government has increased up to 27.
There are currently 40 members in the Cabinet, and this includes the President and the Prime Minister.
In addition, there are 14 State ministers serving in the current government.