Sri Lanka's new Cabinet with 26 Ministers sworn in

26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary

By - Sentinel Digital Desk
Update: 2020-08-13 07:23 GMT

26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary election which saw the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa winning a landslide victory, securing a two-thirds majority in Parliament. The ministers took oath in front of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a grand ceremony held in the central hills of Kandy, Xinhua news agency reported. Along with the Cabinet ministers, 39 state ministers were also sworn in. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa retained the Defence Ministry. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed as the Minister of Finance, Urban Development, Housing, Buddhist Affairs, Religious and Cultural Affairs. (IANS)

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