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UPDATE: VIDEO: Number of ministerial portfolios increase to 106
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The number of ministers in the government including the President and the Prime Minister has gone up to 106 after 9 more deputy ministers were sworn in today.

 

In total there are 56 cabinet ministers in the government and the number of deputy ministers increased to 38 with the swearing in of the 9 new deputy ministers.

 

9 new deputy ministers were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaske this morning at the presidential secretariat.

 

Y. G. Padmasiri was sworn in as the deputy minister of agriculture and Hemal Gunasekara was sworn in as the deputy minister of cooperative and internal trade.

 

Anthony Victor Perera was sworn in as the deputy minister of coconut cultivation and land development.

 

Chandrasiri Muthukumarana was sworn in before President Rajapakse as the deputy minister of rehabilitation and prisons reforms.

 

Nishantha Muthuhettigama took oaths as the deputy minister of minor export crops.

 

Meanwhile, Mohan Lal Grero took oaths as the deputy minister of education and Sanath Jayasuriya was sworn in as the deputy minister of postal services and Lakshman Wasantha was sworn in as the deputy minister of industry and commerce and Sarath Weerasekara took oaths as the deputy minister of labor and labor relations.

 

However deputy ministers have not yet been appointed for 23 ministries.



UPDATE Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 7:29 PM

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UPDATE Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 1:00 PM

9 new deputy ministers sworn in

9 new deputy ministers were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaske this morning at the presidential secretariat.

Y. G. Padmasiri was sworn in as the deputy minister of agriculture and Hemal Gunasekara was sworn in as the deputy minister of cooperative and internal trade.

Anthony Victor Perera was sworn in as the deputy minister of coconut cultivation and land development.

Chandrasiri Muthukumarana was sworn in before President Rajapakse as the deputy minister of rehabilitation and prisons reforms.

Nishantha Muthuhettigama took oaths as the deputy minister of minor export crops.

Meanwhile, Mohan Lal Grero took oaths as the deputy minister of education and Sanath Jayasuriya was sworn in as the deputy minister of postal services and Lakshman Wasantha was sworn in as the deputy minister of industry and commerce and Sarath Weerasekara took oaths as the deputy minister of labor and labor relations.

 UPDATE Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 1:00 PM

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9 new deputy ministers sworn in

9 new deputy ministers were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaske this morning at the presidential secretariat.

Y. G. Padmasiri was sworn in as the deputy minister of agriculture and Hemal Gunasekara was sworn in as the deputy minister of cooperative and internal trade.

Anthony Victor Perera was sworn in as the deputy minister of coconut cultivation and land development.

Chandrasiri Muthukumarana was sworn in before President Rajapakse as the deputy minister of rehabilitation and resettlement.

Nishantha Muthuhettigama took oaths as the deputy minister of minor export crops.

Meanwhile, Mohan Lal Grero took oaths as the deputy minister of education and Sanath Jayasuriya was sworn in as the deputy minister of postal services and Lakshman Wasantha was sworn in as the deputy minister of industry and commerce and Sarath Weerasekara took oaths as the deputy minister of labor and labor relations.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 07:14 AM


Taking of oaths by new deputy Ministers this forenoon.

Government sources stated that more than 13 government MPs will be sworn in as Deputy Ministers before the President today.

However the exact time of the sworn-in ceremony has not yet been announced.

The MPs who obtained a higher number of preferential votes in the last General Election and others who were elected twice to a Provincial Council but still not given a Deputy Minister post have been included in the new Deputy Ministers list.

The sources also said that a clear criterion in appointing these Deputy Ministers has not yet been announced.

UPDATE Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

New deputy ministers will be sworn in tomorrow.

Government sources stated that more than 13 government MPs will be sworn in as Deputy Ministers before the President tomorrow.

  

However the exact time of the sworn-in ceremony has not yet been announced.

 

The MPs who obtained a higher number of preferential votes in the last General Election and others who were elected twice to a Provincial Council but still not given a Deputy Minister post have been included in the new Deputy Ministers list.

 

The sources also said that a clear criterion in appointing these Deputy Ministers has not yet been announced.

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