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Gotabaya appoints brothers in new interim cabinet

President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, appointed his brothers, Mahinda and Chamal in his new interim cabinet, to serve as ministers until the next parliamentary election.

Mahinda is the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Policy Development, Buddha Sasana, Cultural, Water Supply & Urban Development, Housing Facilities and Chamal is the Minister of Mahaweli Development, Agriculture &Trade.

The interim cabinet also includes:

Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms

Arumugam Thondaman – Minister of Community Empowerment & Estate Infrastructure

Dinesh Gunawardene – Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment & Labour Relations

Douglas Devananda – Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Pavithra Wanniarachchi – Minister of Women & Child Affairs, Social Security, Health & Indigenous Medicine

Bandula Gunawardene – Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology & Innovations

Janaka Bandara Tennakoon – Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government

Dullas Alahapperuma – Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs

Johnston Fernando – Minister of Roads & Highways, Ports & Shipping

Wimal Weerawansa – Minister of Small Medium Enterprise(SME) & Enterprise Development, Industries & Supply Management

Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Passenger Transport, Power & Energy

S.M. Chandrasena – Minister of Environment, Wildlife, Land & Land Development

Ramesh Pathirana – Minister of Plantations & Export Agriculture

Prasanna Ranatunga – Minister of Industrial Exports & Investment Promotions, Tourism & Aviation