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Ministers galore

Adding to an already burgeoning Cabinet, five new ministers were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the Cabinet reshuffle. (See here).

The grand total now stands at 67 Cabinet ministers, and 97 ministers within a 225 member parliament.

Innovative entries into the Cabinet include: two 'Project Ministers' for Ports and Highways, co-deputy ministers, Minister of Sugar Industries and Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation. Working arrangements between the Minister of Productivity Promotion and Minister of Investment Promotion, as well as that between the Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy and Minister of Power and Energy, remain unclear.

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