Joint Opposition announces its shadow cabinet; 51 to receive ministerial portfolios; Mahinda designated as Prime Minister
The Joint Opposition has announced a shadow cabinet this afternoon.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been designated as the Prime Minister of the shadow cabinet.
In addition, he has been given the Defence and Buddhasasana ministerial portfolios.
MP Dinesh Gunawardana has been designated for the National policies and economic affairs subject while Chamal Rajapaksa has been named for Transport and Civil Aviation subject.
At the same time, MP Namal Rajapaksa has been named for the Foreign Affairs portfolio.
Leader of National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa has been nominated for Housing, Construction and Engineering Services subject while leader of Pivituru Hela Urumaya MP Udaya Gammanpila has been named for Law and Order portfolio.
Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa – Prime Minister, Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious Affairs and Defence
Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena – National Policies and Economic Affairs Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa – Transport and Aviation Hon. Dallas Alahapperuma – Education and Parliamentary Affairs Hon. Kumara Welgama – Ports and Shipping Hon. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon – Strategic Development and International Trade Hon. Bandula Gunawardena – Finance Hon. Wimal Weerawansa – Housing, Construction and Engineering Services Hon. Wasudewa Nananayakkara – National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Social Empowerment and Social Services Hon. Salinda Dissanayake – Plantation Industry and Estate Infrastructure Hon. C.B. Ratnayake – Irrigation and Water Resources Management Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena – Agriculture Hon. Gamini Lokuge – Labour and Trade Union Relations Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella – State Enterprise Development Hon. Johnston Fernando – Industry and Commerce Hon. Chandrasiri Gajadheera – Justice and Constitutional Reforms Hon. S.M. Chandrasena – Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock and Rajarata Development Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage – Petroleum and Mineral Resources Development Hon. Rohitha Abeygunawardena – Power and Energy Hon. Weerakumara Dissanayake – Science and Technology Hon. S.C. Muthukumarana – Postal Services Hon. Wimalaweera Dissanayake – Lands and Eastern Development Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera – Megapolis and Western Development Hon. Udaya Padma Shantha Gunasekara – Disaster Management Hon. Namal Rajapaksa – Foreign Affairs Hon. Ramesh Pathirana – Health and Indigenous Medicine Hon. Ranjith Soyza – Local Government and Provincial Councils Hon. Widura Wickramanayake – Skills Development and Vocational Training Hon. Lohan Ratwatta – Urban Planning and Water Supply Hon. Roshan Ranasinghe – Foreign Employment Promotion and Mahaweli Development Hon. Wijitha Berugoda – Sustainable Development and Wildlife Hon. Kanaka Herath – Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Hon. Janaka Wakkumbura – Public Administration and Management Hon. Dilum Amunugama – Mass Media Hon. Shehan Semasinghe – Higher Education Hon. Sriyani Wijewickrama – Women and Child Affairs Hon. Mohan P. de Silva – Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation Hon. Thenuka Widanagamage – Upcountry New Villages and infrastructure Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga – Highways Hon. Udaya Gammanpila – Law and Order Hon. Sanath Nishantha – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Hon. Tharaka Balasuriya – Tourism Hon. Sisira Jayakodi – Internal Affairs Hon. Geetha Kumarasinghe – Environment Hon. Kanchana Wijesekara – Sports Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera – Primary Industries Hon. Piyal Nishantha – Regional Development Hon. Niroshan Premaratne – Cultural Affairs Hon. Indika Anuruddha – Resettlement and Community Development Hon. D.V. Chanaka – Southern Development