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Three More Cabinet Ministers, 19 State And 22 Deputies Appointed

Three more Cabinet ministers, 19 State ministers and 22 Deputy Ministers of the national government commenced today at the Presidential Secretariat.

Arundika and Priyankara

Cabinet Ministers

01. Malik Samarawickrema – Minister of Development Strategy and International Trade

02. Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa – Minister of Irrigation and Water Management

03. Faizer Mustapha – Minister of Local Government

State Ministers

01 T.B. Ekanayake – State Minister of Land

02 A.H.M. Fawzie – State Minister of National Integration

03 Priyankara Jayaratne – State Minister of Law and Order

04 Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane – State Minister of Finance

05 Dilan Perera – State Minister of Highways

06 Ravindra Samaraweera – State Minister of Labour and Trade Union

07 Dilip Wedaarachchi – State Minister of Fisheries

08 Niroshan Perera – State Minister of National Policy and Economic Development

09 Palitha Range Bandara – State Minister of Vocational Training

10 Ruwan Wijeyawardene – State Minister of Defence

11 Mohan Lal Grero State – Minister of University Education

12 Champilka Premadasa – State Minister of Industries and Commerce

13 Vijayakala Maheswaran – State Minister of Child Affairs

14 Vasantha Senanayake – State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources

15 Sujeewa Senasinghe – State Minister of International Trade

16 Wasantha Aluvihare – State Minister of Agriculture

17 Sudarshani Fernandopulle – State Minister of Water Supply

18 V. Radhakrishnan – State Minister of Education

19 A. L.M. Hizbullah – State Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconciliation

Deputy Ministers

01 Sumeda G. Jayasena – Deputy Minister of Wildlife

02 Susantha Punchinilame – Deputy Minister of Public Administration

03 Ameer Ali – Deputy Minister of Rural Economy

04 Lasantha Alagiyawanna – Deputy Minister of Mega polis

05 Indika Bandaranayake – Duputy Minister of Housing

06 Faisal Cassim – Deputy Minister of Health

07 Dunesh Gankanda – Deputy Minister of Disaster Management

08 Dulip Wijesekara – Deputy Minister of Postal and Muslim affairs

09 Lakshman Wasantha Perera – Deputy Minister of Plantation

10 Nishantha Muthuhettigama – Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping

11 Anoma Gamage Deputy – Minister of Petroleum

12 Harsha De Silva Deputy – Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 Ranjan Ramanayake – Deputy Minister of Social Services

14 Ajith P. Perera Deputy – Minister of Power and Energy

15 Eran Wickramaratne – Deputy Minister of State entrepreneurship

16 Ashoka Abeysinha – Deputy Minister of Transport

17 Arundika Fernando Deputy – Minister of Home Affairs

18 Tharanath Basnayake – Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure

19 H.M. Haris Deputy – Minister of Sports

20 Karu Paranavithana – Deputy Minister of Provincial Council & Local Government

21 Nimal Lansa – Deputy Minister of Tourism & Christian Affairs

22 Siripala Gamlath – Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment

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    09 Lakshman Wasantha Perera – Deputy Minister of Plantation

    10 Nishantha Muthuhettigama – Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping

    21 Nimal Lansa – Deputy Minister of Tourism & Christian Affairs

    Above Three Ministers are Very Good Picks by our leaders!! Come on ….. No more issues for them now. I don’t know whether to laugh or Cry…..
    Feel very Sad for our Country

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      My worst….

      “A. L.M. Hizbullah – State Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconciliation”

      Not within the community, not amobng the communities….

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    Dilan Perera???!!!

    Oh well …. Some things never seem to change!!!

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    This is a total mockery.

    Monkeys find it difficult to change their accustomed behavior.

    Enjoy!

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      Ben Hurling

      By now you should have known what is in store for the next generation. Don’t think they are going to passively sit back and accept what is given to them. They are going to demand what is best for the country, what is right for the people and how best to achieve both. They will not hesitate to use violence, you would not know how they would express their bottled up anger and frustration.

      If youth use violence to change the structure and nature of the state don’t blame them.

      It is about time you sold all your assets and left the country if you don’t want to get caught in the imminent nationwide upheaval. Then it won’t be Tamil terrorism nor Sinhala terrorism.

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      Who are the monkeys? Ranil or/and Sirisena

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    We the People can understand the need for a bit of horse-trading, but this gargantuan aggregate of mostly mediocrities takes the cake! Why pray, the need for so many duplicate duplicities of portfolios? What the heck will the multi-tiered mediocrities do, other than create massive confusion and waste precious tax-payer money? Is this not Rajapakse take 2?!

    Among other insanities, that rather well-fed Rt. Hon. Sir Mr Nishantha Muthuhettigama has been appointed a deputy minister (to Arjuna Ranatunge) and placed in the same league as Dr Harsha de Silva and Eran Wickremaratne is the bloody limit!

    We the People cry out in considerable distress, “Ven Maduluwe Sobitha Thero, where art thou at this crucial time in history?”

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      Dr Harsha de Silva and Eran Wickremaratne seem to have been kept at arm’s length. For unknown reasons to the people. I was surprised not to spot them in the Cabinet. Aren’t they exactly Ranil’s blue-eyed boys? Like Sagala or Akila Viraj.

      Why not empower both of them with real ministries with real teeth? Both are fully qualified to be at the heart of policy making and implementation.

      I guess, revolution euphoria is now over. Time for monkey business has begun. As usual, I guess.

      Good bye you, elusive “Change”! Until we meet again.

      Cheers!

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        They are kept away cause Ranil fears anybody who would pose a threat to him even ten years down the line. Simple as that..

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        Ben Hurling

        If this is what the people want, let them have it. Good luck to them.

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        Reason is obvious. Everybody saw on TV how Sagala looks at Ranil so passionately. Akila Viraj is like a nice girl.

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        Ben – Ranil played a dirty game with Dr. Harsha and Eran Wicks
        and put them among the rest of the 100 hoodlums, instead of treating these two educated and cultured men, differently by giving them important ministries. Its no good that Ranil is
        up to taking vengeance.

        They should actually resign from their positions. Both of them
        have the capabilities to run the finance ministry. God knows
        what went thro’ Ranil’s mind when appointing ministers and
        junior ministers.

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          What was in Ranil’s mind was to safeguard his mate Arajuna Mahendran’s shady deal. Best way for a cover up is to get ride of the people with a integrity and put some part hacks. Just as MR did when he was in charge.

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      My dear.. its all Ranils “scientific formula” that he said he would use for allocation of portfolios. . The best man for each job he said!

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    Even though PM stated UNP Ministers will be appointed on performance at the election young Buddhika Patirana who obtained highest preferences is not appointed even as a deputy minister.

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    Unbelievable…..Unimaginable…. Despicable…

    Maithreepala and Ranil both are like Mahinda.

    Nishantha Mutuheetigama, T.B. Ekanayake, Sumedha G Jayasena and Susantha Punchinilame are are totally brainless people.

    I do not know how they hold are perform their activities as ministers or Deputy Ministers.

    Specially Mutuhettigama is a stupid and idiot.
    What type of capacity and ability he has to hold that ministerial position.

    Shame…..Shame….Shame……

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    Nishantha Muthuhettigama – Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping
    Nimal Lansa – Deputy Minister of Tourism & Christian Affairs
    Arundika Fernando Deputy – Minister of Home Affairs

    It’s the people who voted for them, if we are to find faults we have to 1st find fault with the people who voted for them.

    On the other hand some who were voted out also have got ministerial positions.

    Election is a tool for us to define what we want for our country for next 5 years. We have voted for what we want, so we will get what we voted.

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    Three More Cabinet Ministers, 19 State And 22 Deputies Appointed

    Great achievement, so still how many in the ruling side left behind without any portfolios. Create more portfolios and fill the balance, and achieve anothe milestone or history.

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      Govinda,

      “Great achievement, so still how many in the ruling side left behind without any portfolios.”

      You were reading my mind. How do the ruling side MPs without any portfolio feel?

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      Which is the ruling side? UNP or UPFA? Are MS & RW pulling in opposite directions behind the yahapalanaya screen /façade?

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    RE: Three More Cabinet Ministers, 19 State And 22 Deputies Appointed

    Can all these appointees do the job of Ms. Sirisena who is trying to do a job single handedly?

    What are their qualifications?

    19×2 State Balls And 22×2 Deputies Balls?

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      That is assuming each has two balls – which is doubtful

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    We voted in MS & RW and the UNP. The formation of a national government is a sound move but not at the expenses of capable people from the UNP administration. It seems like the government has been desperate to satisfy the politicians ( most of them who are of zero calibre from the SLFP) than fulfil the aspirations of the people.

    This is a utter sham and may it be known that nothing in life is permanent and the shock that MR got, awaits this government if does not rule with its head but chooses to rule with its ego.

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      Hmmm.. looks like the SLFP won the last election after all

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        words

        “Hmmm.. looks like the SLFP won the last election after all”

        It may seem that way, who knows.

        Ranil, Sirisena, & CBK may be practicing the art of war:

        Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer – Sun Tzu

        keep your friends close but your enemies closer
        – Michael Corleone The Godfather Part II

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          Ranil never learns..

          Would be interesting to see Ranil suckered once again by a SLFP’er!! Very much on the cards.. halfway there.

          MS yesterday said the national government would go on for 5 years.. not 2 years as initially said.. Danger ahead for the UNP

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    Paisa Must Appah has crept in again. The Jumping Jackass somehow found a way. He will make good Paisa for another five years at least,plundering the government. What happened to his noble idea of ‘giving up politicks to concentrate on his legal profession?” That’s the way to go -fool the masses with bull talk and fill your pockets whenever you can. All rogues , no better than during JaraaPassas time.

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    WHAT HAPPEND TO KING OF UP-COUNTRY ESTATES THONDAMAN AND KING OF NORTHERN ISLANDS DOUGLAS(LUCK-LESS)DEVANADA.

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    “WHAT HAPPEND TO KING OF UP-COUNTRY ESTATES THONDAMAN “

    His fortunes began falling after he took the upstart Paisa M Appah into the CWC and gave him a chance to contest when no other party would take him in. Soon, this crook cut Thondamans throat and jumped ship. That was the beginning of the up-country estate Kings downfall. Today, Paisa is a cabinet minister while poor Thonda is a political failure. Yahapaalanaya is a big joke.

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      Sri lanka should be thankful for small mercies. Thondaman is denied a chance to mulct the country or to suck the blood of the plantation workers.

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    15 Sujeewa Senasinghe – State Minister of International Trade
    19 A. L.M. Hizbullah – State Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconciliation

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    I sincerely expect the police to investigate what happened in Kattankudy and the court case against Senasinghe to continue.

    All the smoke without fire?

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    Paddy Mills in Polonnaruaw
    Hotels in Polonnaruwa
    Large Restaurants in Polonnaruwa
    Sand mining illegal all across the District
    Kudu SLFP and Kudu ACMC ministers and deputy ministers

    Yahapaalanaya President taken for a ride or is he and Ranil taking the country for a ride?

    How is that CT always censors any question on the President’s family now? Why is it taboo to ask how the President’s son goes to London for higher education? who is paying?

    At least the Bloody Bandas had their family members paying and sponsoring them when they went to England and CBK got a french govt scholarship I am told.

    Poor Harsha and Eran….so much for being on Facebook riding buses like Basil and posing for photos(Harsha did look a clownish and identical to Basil and MR posting behind a steering wheel of a bus and posting it on Social media but he did great work and is capable and smart and outspoken) and Eran W riding trains to Moratuwa for once in their privileged evangelical lives; all their image boosting on Facebook did not pay off? Eran even talked about family and dogs and his cricket days at that Elite school Royal where he shined really well. Harsha gets what? Eran gets what? peanuts or is it Cadju leli for ministerships?

    Ranil cannot even appoint them to do good work based on their PROVEN abilities and training. Instead Galleon gets the plums. Is it all Malick S’s advise to Ranil because of other reasons? ARe they all set to steal and plunder in a short time? Does Ranil feel threatened by them or is there another motive here to usurp My3 with US support soon and establish a dictatorship backed by US like in Egypt.

    What is the rationale in giving ministerships to people who abused Sirisena on stage?

    How many ministers does India have?Cabinet Ministers
    ● Narendra Modi – Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
    ● Rajnath Singh – Home Affairs
    ● Sushma Swaraj – External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
    ● Arun Jaitley – Finance, Corporate (Additional charge – Affairs Information and Broadcasting)
    ● Manohar Parrikar – Defence
    ● M Venkaiah Naidu – Urban Development, Housing, Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs
    ● Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
    ● Suresh Prabhu – Railways
    ● Uma Bharati – Water resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
    ● Dr Najma Heptulla – Minority Affairs
    ● Ramvilas Paswan – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    ● Kalraj Mishra – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    ● Maneka Gandhi – Women and Child Development
    ● Ananthkumar – Chemicals and Fertilizers
    ● Ravi Shankar Prasad – Communications and Information Technology
    ● Ashok Gajapathi Raju – Civil Aviation
    ● Anant Geete – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    ● Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Food Processing Industries
    ● Narendra Singh Tomar – Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment
    ● Jual Oram – Tribal Affairs
    ● Radha Mohan Singh – Agriculture
    ● Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Social Justice and Empowerment
    ● Smriti Irani – Human Resource Development
    ● JP Nadda – Health and Family Welfare
    ● Birender Singh – Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
    ● DV Sadananda Gowda – Law and Justice
    ● Dr Harsh Vardhan – Science and Technology Earth Sciences – See more at: http://www.allexamgurublog.com/2009/08/cabinet-ministers-of-india-2009-latest.html#sthash.dFECqs8O.dpuf

    Is it because we Sinhalese have a lower IQ that we need that many Ministers, deputies and State ministers?

    LOOK at even the illogical allocations. Kiriella gets Education and Highways? That is a new first!

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    So many Ministers, Deputy Minister & State Ministers, then there are Provincial Councillors & their Deputies, all in such a small country at the expense of the tax payer. People wanted to see an end to this colossal waste of public funds & voted in a new regime but things seem to be back to normal. How many have at least the education?

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    Mostly rotten, disgusting and nauseating!

    Dr.RN

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    Oh dear, . I feel like I shd just slap myself a thousand times over. . Thought we were going to make a difference with intelligent choices but who are we kidding? . Let the looting games begin!

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    Lanka Matha will thank her stars that two millstones Arumugan Thondaman and Douglas Devananda are off her neck. What a blessing!

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      Barathan, do not be all too happy. These two leeches know the art of worming their way into the cabinet and bleeding both President and PM white. They will make the government collapse and then move on to the next.

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      Not so fast. The total of ministers is to be increased to 170 . So there is still hope for douglas and thonda the bonda. Dictator srisena has yet to complete his mission of ruining the country. People will be asking for the return of the GREAT very soon wait and see. LONG LIVE MAHINDA THE KING OF KINGS.

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        proudman

        “Long live Mahinda the King of Kings”.

        Any animal but Medamulana Meeharaka, remember what CBK said??

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    Did anyone see Dr Merve Silva,or Mr Duminda Silva in the list?..

    Will there be a 3rd batch to graduate?..

    Wonder how Wella Suddha is doing now?.

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    What a colossal lie.

    Look at the picture. Do you see any honesty among the smiles?

    We the citizenry have to put up and shut up – duped yet again. We have no choice but to vacillate between hope and betrayal. That is the lot of all us modayas.

    Sadly, K. A. Sumanasekera is having the last laugh.

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    What a enormous let down for so many of us who were hoping for a new era of honesty, integrity and fair play with the so called “January revolution”. The only thing that is revolving is the same circus of parliamentarians with questionable integrity. Whither Sri lanka!

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    The former “GRAMA SEWAKA” is trying his best to ruin the country. Need of the hour is a highly qualified team to run the country instead of the present one.

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    Mr: President, don’t underestimate the people whose power that will topple you and your govt: before 5years if good governance and deliverance on promises are not visible. People are not happy on your appointment of defeated candidates to national list and cabinet. You are acting like an executive dictator and your PM is acting like a dictator in parliament. Democracy is being quietly suppressed in the name of good governance. You are becoming a Sonduru Angnadayaka ( Pleasant dictator) as you referred to MR at the time you accepted the common candidate post at the last presidential election. People are watching you and the govt:

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    the poor people who are paying VAT and duty etc for dhal,onions etc are paying for the largest cabinet in the world in pro rata pop terms.

    What happenned to that yahapalanaya promise of maximum 30.maybe it has now been fine tuned to maithripalanaya.

    Every time you break a promise you will be taught a good lesson in the forthcoming local government,provincial government elections.If you don’t read the messages given there you will also end up like the maharaja.

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