Rajapaksa cabinet

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Rajapaksa cabinet
11th Cabinet of Sri Lanka
Incumbent
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Date formed 19 November 2005
People and organizations
Head of government Mahinda Rajapaksa
Deputy head of government D. M. Jayaratne
Head of state Mahinda Rajapaksa
Number of ministers 66
Member party United People's Freedom Alliance
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition party United National Party
Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe
History
Election(s) 2005 presidential election
2010 presidential election
Outgoing election 2010 presidential election
Legislature term(s) 6 years (x2)
Previous Kumaratunga cabinet
Successor Incumbent

The Rajapaksa cabinet is the 11th and incumbent cabinet of government of Sri Lanka. It is responsible to and answerable to Parliament.[1]

History[edit]

In January 2007 the government had grown to 104 (52 Ministers + 33 Non-Cabinet Ministers + 19 Deputy Ministers).[2][3] Only a handful of UPFA MPs didn't have a ministerial position. The government was labelled the "Jumbo Cabinet" due to the high number of ministers.[4][5] It was the largest government in Sri Lanka's history and proportionally one of the largest in the world. By the end of the 13th Parliament the number of ministers had grown further to 109.[6]

On 21 April 2010 President Rajapaksa appointed D. M. Jayaratne as the new Prime Minister.[7] The rest of the government, comprising 36 Ministers and 39 Deputy Ministers were sworn in on 23 April 2010.[8] President Rajapaksa has retained control of the important ministries of Defence, Finance & Planning, Highways, and Ports & Aviation.

Mervyn Silva resigned as Deputy Minister of Mass Media & Information on 5 May 2010.[9] A further four Ministers and five Deputy Ministers were sworn in on 5 May 2010.[10] Mervyn Silva was appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Highways. 85 UPFA MPs were now part of the government (Prime Minister + 40 Ministers + 44 Deputy Ministers).

Mervyn Silva was dismissed from his ministerial post and suspended from the SLFP on 10 August 2010.[11] However, a subsequent SLFP disciplinary cleared him of all charges and on 8 September 2010 he was reappointed to his ministerial post.[12][13]

On 22 November 2010, three days after Rajapaksa was sworn in for his second term, a new government was sworn in.[14] A number of opposition MPs who had defected to the UPFA were rewarded with ministerial posts. A further Minister and three Deputy Ministers were sworn in on 25 November 2010[15] 95 UPFA MPs were now part of the government (Prime Minister + 10 Senior Ministers + 50 Ministers + 34 Deputy Ministers).[16]

S. M. Chandrasena resigned as Minister of Agrarian Services & Wildlife with effect from 26 September 2012.[17] He was appointed Deputy Minister of Agrarian Services & Wildlife on 5 October 2012.[18]

President Rajapaksa carried out a cabinet re-shuffle on 28 January 2013, appointing some new ministers and deputy ministers.[19][20] 96 UPFA MPs were now part of the government (Prime Minister + 10 Senior Ministers + 54 Ministers + 2 Project Ministers + 29 Deputy Ministers (excludes Sarath Amunugama who is also a Senior Minister)).[21]The cabinet currently has 66 members.[22]

Current cabinet[edit]

Party Incumbent Office Ministry In office since Deputy Minister /
Project Minister (PM)
Secretary Recurrent
Budget
(2013)
(Rs. Mn)
[23]
Capital
Budget
(2013)
(Rs. Mn)
[23]
Website
1 SLFP Mahinda Rajapaksa
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President 19 November 2005 Lalith Weeratunga 3,842 3,562 president.gov.lk
Minister of Defence & Urban Development Defence & Urban Development 19 November 2005 Gotabhaya Rajapaksa 248,102 41,400 defence.lk
Minister of Finance & Planning Finance & Planning 19 November 2005 Sarath Amunugama P. B. Jayasundera 38,988 48,480 treasury.gov.lk
Minister of Law & Order Law & Order 26 August 2013 Nanda Mallawaarachchi[24] [25] [25] mohsl.gov.lk
Minister of Highways, Ports & Shipping Highways, Ports & Shipping 23 April 2010 Rohitha Abeygunawardena (PM)
Nirmala Kotalawala (PM)
R. W. R. Pemasiri 214 131,400 mohsl.gov.lk
2 SLFP D. M. Jayaratne
Prime Minister 21 April 2010 Sirisena Amarasekara 226 96 pmoffice.gov.lk
Minister of Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs 23 April 2010 M. K. D. S. Gunawardena H. P. C. Herath 950 878
3 SLFP Sarath Amunugama
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Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-operation 22 November 2010
4 UNP (D) P. Dayaratna Senior Minister of Food & Nutrition 22 November 2010
5 SLFP Milroy Fernando Senior Minister of Social Welfare 22 November 2010
6 SLFP A. H. M. Fowzie Senior Minister of Urban Affairs 22 November 2010
7 SLFP Piyasena Gamage Senior Minister of National Resources 22 November 2010
8 CPSL D. E. W. Gunasekera Senior Minister of Human Resources 22 November 2010
9 SLFP S. B. Nawinne Senior Minister of Consumer Welfare 22 November 2010
10 SLFP Athauda Seneviratne Senior Minister of Rural Affairs 22 November 2010
11 LSSP Tissa Vitharana Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs 22 November 2010
12 SLFP Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
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Senior Minister of Good Governance
& Infrastructure
22 November 2010
13 UNP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Minister of Investment Promotion Investment Promotion 28 January 2013 Faiszer Musthapha [25] [25]
14 SLFP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Minister of Agriculture Agriculture 23 April 2010 Y. G. Padmasiri Wijerathne Sakalasooriya 2,694 2,700 agrimin.gov.lk
15 SLFP Dullas Alahapperuma Minister of Youth Affairs & Skills Development Youth Affairs & Skills Development 23 April 2010 Duminda Dissanayake K .A. Thilakarathne 4,198 4,275 youthskillsmin.gov.lk
16 SLFP Mahindananda Aluthgamage Minister of Sport Sports 22 November 2010 A. M. Jayawickrama 843 1,800 sportsmin.gov.lk
17 SLFP Mahinda Amaraweera Minister of Disaster Management Disaster Management 22 November 2010 Duleep Wijesekera S. M. Mohamed 655 712 disastermin.gov.lk
18 NC A. L. M. Athaullah Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils Local Government & Provincial Councils 23 April 2010 Indika Bandaranayake R. A. A. K. Ranawaka 103,000 29,790 pclg.gov.lk
19 ACMC Risad Badhiutheen Minister of Industry & Commerce Industry & Commerce 23 April 2010 Lakshman Wasantha Perera Anura Siriwardena 950 1,710 industry.gov.lk
20 SLFP Jagath Balasuriya Minister of National Heritage National Heritage 22 November 2010 Nanda Wickramasinghe 850 725 heritagemin.gov.lk
21 SLFP Reginald Cooray Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion Minor Export Crop Promotion 22 November 2010 Nishantha Muthuhettigamage Vajira Narampanawa 436 495 mcropmin.lk
22 SLMC Basheer Segu Dawood Minister of Productivity Promotion Productivity Promotion 28 January 2013 A. Damitha N. de Zoysa 350 113
23 SLFP Nimal Siripala de Silva Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management Irrigation & Water Resources Management 23 April 2010 W. B. Ekanayake K. W. Ivan de Silva 3,600 36,900 irrigationmin.gov.lk
24 EPDP Douglas Devananda
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Minister of Traditional Industries & Small Enterprise Development Traditional Industries & Small Enterprise Development 23 April 2010 P. Weerakumara Dissanayake V. Sivagnanasothy 540 383 tisedmin.gov.lk
25 SLFP Duminda Dissanayake Minister of Educational Services Educational Services 28 January 2013 K. P. Kanthi Perera [25] [25]
26 UNP (D) Navin Dissanayake Minister of Public Management Reforms Public Management Reforms 22 November 2010 W. M. Bandusena 82 90 reformsmin.gov.lk
27 SLFP Salinda Dissanayake Minister of Indigenous Medicine Indigenous Medicine 22 November 2010 Pandu Bandaranaike Lalith Kannangara 950 504 indigenousmedimini.gov.lk
28 UNP (D) S. B. Dissanayake
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Minister of Higher Education Higher Education 23 April 2010 Nandimithra Ekanayake Sunil Jayantha Nawarathna 18,400 9,900 mohe.gov.lk
29 SLFP T. B. Ekanayake Minister of Culture & the Arts Culture & the Arts 22 November 2010 Wasantha Ekanayake 950 675 cultural.gov.lk
30 UNP (D) Johnston Fernando
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Minister of Co-operatives & Internal Trade Co-operatives & Internal Trade 23 April 2010 Hemal Gunasekara G. K. D. Amarawardena 1,300 720 trade.gov.lk
31 CPSL Chandrasiri Gajadeera Minister of Rehabilitation & Prison Reforms Rehabilitation & Prison Reforms 22 November 2010 Sarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana G. S. Withanage 4,142 1,180 reprimin.gov.lk
32 UNP (D) Bandula Gunawardane Minister of Education Education 23 April 2010 Mohan Lal Grero S. M. Gotabaya Jayaratne 30,500 7,425 moe.gov.lk
33 MEP Dinesh Gunawardena Minister of Water Supply & Drainage Water Supply & Drainage 23 April 2010 Nirupama Rajapaksa A. Abeygunasekara 180 34,521 mwsd.gov.lk
34 SLMC Rauff Hakeem Minister of Justice Justice 22 November 2010 Kamalini de Silva 4,351 1,044 justiceministry.gov.lk
35 SLFP Jayarathna Herath Minister of Botanical Gardens & Public Recreation Botanical Gardens & Public Recreation 28 January 2013 W. W. Gamage [25] [25]
36 SLFP Piyankara Jayaratne Minister of Civil Aviation Civil Aviation 22 November 2010 Gitanjana Gunawardena T. R. C. Ruberu 110 15,200 aviationmin.gov.lk
37 SLFP Sumedha G. Jayasena Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Parliamentary Affairs 23 April 2010 Princi Jayatunga 373 44 minparliament.gov.lk
38 SLFP Tissa Karalliyadde Minister of Child Development & Women's Affairs Child Development & Women's Affairs 23 April 2010 E. W. F. Illayapparachchi 795 252 childwomenmin.gov.lk
39 SLFP Jeewan Kumaranatunga Minister of Postal Services Posts & Telecommunications 22 November 2010 Sanath Jayasuriya Asoka Jayasekara 8,500 315 telepost.gov.lk
40 UNP (D) Gamini Lokuge Minister of Labour & Labour Relations Labour & Labour Relations 23 April 2010 Sarath Weerasekara W. J. L. U. Wijayaweera 1,270 810 labourmin.gov.lk
41 DLF Vasudeva Nanayakkara Minister of National Languages & Social Integration National Languages & Social Integration 22 November 2010 M. S. Wickramasinghe 319 212 lanintegmin.gov.lk
42 UNP (D) G. L. Peiris
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Minister of External Affairs External Affairs 23 April 2010 Neomal Perera Karunatilaka Amunugama 7,200 855 mea.gov.lk
43 SLFP Dilan Perera Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion & Welfare Foreign Employment Promotion & Welfare 22 November 2010 Nissanka N. Wijeratne 101 225 foreignemploymin.gov.lk
44 SLFP Felix Perera Minister of Social Services Social Services 23 April 2010 C. A. Suriyaarachchi Emelda Sukumar 3,583 270 socialwelfare.gov.lk
45 SLFP Susil Premajayanth Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy Environment & Renewable Energy 28 January 2013 A. R. M. Abdul Cader B. M. U. D. Basnayake 1,500 1,800 environmentmin.gov.lk
46 SLFP A. P. Jagath Pushpakumara Minister of Coconut Development & Janatha Estate Development Coconut Development & Janatha Estate Development 22 November 2010 Victor Anthony Perera Nihal Somaweera 600 1,036 cdjedmin.gov.lk
47 SLFP Basil Rajapaksa
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Minister of Economic Development Economic Development 23 April 2010 S. M. Chandrasena
M. L. A. M. Hisbullah
Susantha Punchinilame
Muthu Sivalingam
P. B. Jayasundara 25,000 63,900 med.gov.lk
48 UNP (D) Keheliya Rambukwella Minister of Mass Media & Information Mass Media & Information 23 April 2010 Charitha Herath 2,200 518 media.gov.lk
49 JHU Champika Ranawaka
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Minister of Technology, Research & Atomic Energy Technology, Research & Atomic Energy 28 January 2013 Dhara S. Wijayatilake 1,293 1,890 motr.gov.lk
50 SLFP C. B. Rathnayake Minister of Private Transport Services Private Transport Services 22 November 2010 Victor Samaraweera 560 207
51 SLFP Mahinda Samarasinghe
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Minister of Plantation Industries Plantation Industries 23 April 2010 Earl Gunasekara Sudharma Karunaratne 1,750 1,080 plantationindustries.gov.lk
52 UNP (D) Rajitha Senaratne Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development 23 April 2010 Sarath Kumara Gunaratna Damitha de Zoysa 877 1,811 fisheries.gov.lk
53 SLFP John Seneviratne Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs Public Administration & Home Affairs 23 April 2010 Wijaya Dahanayake P. B. Abeykoon 125,500 2,385 pubad.gov.lk
54 UNP Lakshman Senewiratne Minister of Sugar Industry Development Sugar Industry Development 28 January 2013 Udaya R. Seneviratne [25] [25]
55 SLFP Mervyn Silva Minister of Public Relations & Public Affairs Public Relations & Public Affairs 22 November 2010 H. P. C. Herath 60 153 mprpa.lk
56 SLFP Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Health Health 23 April 2010 Lalith Dissanayake Y. D. Nihal Jayathilaka 75,000 18,522 health.gov.lk
57 SLFP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya
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Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology Telecommunications & Information Technology 22 November 2010 H. M. Gunasekara 118 426 ictmin.gov.lk
58 SLFP Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa Minister of Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Conservation 28 January 2013 B. K. U. A Wickramasinghe 41,943 1,316
59 SLFP Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Minister of Land & Land Development Land & Land Development 23 April 2010 Siripala Gamalath T. Asoka Pieris 2,663 2,759 landmin.gov.lk
60 SLFP Dayasritha Thissera Minister of State Resources & Enterprise Development State Resources & Enterprise Development 22 November 2010 W. W. Gamage 115 315 sredmin.gov.lk
61 CWC Arumugam Thondaman Minister of Livestock & Rural Community Development Livestock & Rural Community Development 23 April 2010 H. R. Mithrapala K. M. T. Kendaragama 462 2,408 livestock.gov.lk
62 SLFP Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi Minister of Power & Energy Power & Energy 28 January 2013 Premalal Jayasekara M. M. C. Ferdinando 1,100 27,450 powermin.gov.lk
63 SLFP Gunaratna Weerakoon Minister of Resettlement Resettlement 22 November 2010 V. Muralitharan Janaka Sugathadasa 174 263 resettlementmin.gov.lk
64 JNP Wimal Weerawansa Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing & Common Amenities Construction, Engineering Services, Housing & Common Amenities 23 April 2010 Lasantha Alagiyawanna P. H. L. W. Perera 735 1,800 houseconmin.gov.lk
65 SLFP Kumara Welgama Minister of Transport Transport 23 April 2010 Rohana Dissanayake Dhammika Perera 15,972 28,800 transport.gov.lk
66 SLFP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa
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Minister of Petroleum Industries Petroleum Industries 28 January 2013 Sarana Gunawardena R. H. S. Samaratunga 115 17 petroleummin.gov.lk
67 SLFP S. M. Chandrasena Cabinet Minister for Special Projects 23 November 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA - Article 43". LawNet. 
  2. ^ "Forum: New Ministers". BBCSinhala.com. 29 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Number of Cabinet rank ministers swells to 52". TamilNet. 28 January 2007. 
  4. ^ "Jumbo cabinet pushed for space". BBC. 31 January 2007. 
  5. ^ B. Muralidhar Reddy (2 February 2007). "Cabinet strength grows to 108". The Hindu. 
  6. ^ "Mahinda to expand cabinet". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 24 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "D.M Jayaratne sworn in as PM". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 21 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (24 April 2010). "All Cabinet posts equal, essential for development – MR". The Island (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mervyn resigns from media". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 5 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "4 Sri Lankan ministers, 6 deputy ministers take oaths". TamilNet. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  11. ^ Bandara, Kelum (11 August 2010). "Mervyn sacked". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  12. ^ Expected exoneration for Mervyn (1 September 2010). "Expected exoneration for Mervyn". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  13. ^ "Mervyn is back". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 8 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Rajapaksa appoints 59 member-cabinet". TamilNet. 22 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Number of Cabinet ministers in SL government rises to 61, deputies 34". TamilNet. 25 November 2010. 
  16. ^ "Seniors kicked up in jumbo cabinet". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 28 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Chandrasena resigns, Ranjith to be CM". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "S.M Chandrasena sworn as a Deputy Minister". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 5 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Cabinet reshuffled". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 28 January 2013. 
  20. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (29 January 2013). "Reshuffle: No major shocks but Cabinet increases to 57". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  21. ^ "Govt. faces probe by independent UN body". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 3 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Govt. faces probe by independent UN body". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 3 February 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Appropriation Bill (2013)". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  24. ^ "Govt Info Dept". Ministry of Law and Order. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ministry established after the setting of the 2013 budget.

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