Friday, 11 October 2013 03:28
Nine MPs were sworn in as Deputy Ministers before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
The new Deputy Ministers are: Sanath Jayasuriya – Ministry of Postal Services, Lakshman Perera – Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sarath Weerasekara – Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, Y.G. Padmasiri – Ministry of Agriculture, Anthony Victor Perera – Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development, Hemal Gunasekera – Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Affairs, Mohan Lal Grero – Ministry of Education, Nishantha Mutuhettigama – Ministry of Minor Export Crops and Sarath Mutukumarana – Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms.
Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne, General Secretary of S.L.F.P. Minister Maithripala Sirisena, several other Ministers, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and several other dignitaries were present at the occasion.