Ministry of Higher Education and Highways

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Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
උසස් අධ්‍යාපන හා මහාමාර්ග අමාත්‍යාංශය
உயர் கல்வி மற்றும் நெடுஞ்சாலைகள் அமைச்சு
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Ministry overview
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Headquarters18 Ward place, Colombo 7
6°55′00″N 79°52′01″E / 6.916635°N 79.866887°E / 6.916635; 79.866887
Annual budget
  • LKR 30 billion (2018, recurrent)
  • LKR 133 billion (2018, capital)
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Ministry executives
  • D. C. Dissanayake, Ministry Secretary
  • Jayanthi Wijethunga, Secretary to the State Minister of Higher Education
  • K. W. T. N. Amaratunga, Secretary to the State Minister of Highways
Child agencies
Websitemohe.gov.lk
mohsl.gov.lk

The Ministry of Higher Education and Highways (Sinhala: උසස් අධ්‍යාපන හා මහාමාර්ග අමාත්‍යාංශය, romanized: Usas Adhyāpana Hā Mahāmārga Amātyāṁśaya; Tamil: உயர் கல்வி மற்றும் நெடுஞ்சாலைகள் அமைச்சு, romanized: Uyar Kalvi Maṟṟum Neṭuñcālaikaḷ Amaiccu) is a cabinet ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka responsible for formulating and implementing national policy on higher education and highways and other subjects which come under its purview.[1] Broadly, this involves the maintenance, expansion, standardisation and general oversight and regulation of higher education institutions in the country, as well as the development, maintenance and management of the national highway network.[2][3]

The current Minister of Higher Education and Highways, State Minister of Higher Education and State Minister of Highways are Kabir Hashim, Mohan Lal Grero and Dilan Perera respectively.[4][5] The ministry's secretary is D. C. Dissanayake.[6]

Ministers[edit]

Ministers of Higher Education
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
J. R. Jayewardene Junius Richard Jayawardana (1906-1996).jpg United National Party 14 February 1980 J. R. Jayewardene Minister of Higher Education
A. C. S. Hameed United National Party 18 February 1989 28 March 1990 Ranasinghe Premadasa Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology [7][8]
Lalith Athulathmudali United National Party 30 March 1990 Minister of Education and Higher Education [9][10]
W. J. M. Lokubandara WJM Lokubandara.jpg United National Party August 1993 D. B. Wijetunga [11]
Richard Pathirana Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 August 1994 [12][13]
Indika Gunawardena Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Higher Education and Information Technology Development [14]
Sarath Amunugama Dr.Sarath Amunugama.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 14 September 2001 Minister of Education and Higher Education [15][16]
W. A. Wiswa Warnapala Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 January 2007 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Higher Education [17][18][19]
S. B. Dissanayake S.B. Dissanayake.jpg 22 November 2010 [20][21]
Kabir Hashim United National Party 12 January 2015 22 March 2015 Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion [22][23][24][25]
Sarath Amunugama Dr.Sarath Amunugama.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 March 2015 17 August 2015 Minister of Higher Education and Research [26][27][28][29]
Lakshman Kiriella United National Party 4 September 2015 14 October 2015 Minister of University Education and Highways [30][31][32]
14 October 2015 25 February 2018 Minister of Higher Education and Highways [33][34]
Kabir Hashim United National Party 25 February 2018 [35][36][37]

Secretaries[edit]

Higher Education Secretaries
Name Took office Left office Title Refs
Sunil Jayantha Navaratne 22 November 2010 Higher Education Secretary [38]
Udaya R. Seneviratna 19 January 2015 Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotio Secretary [39]
D. C. Dissanayake 8 September 2015 University Education and Highways Secretary [40][41][42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  28. ^ "Cabinet balloons to 40 as 26 more SLFPers luck out". The Island (Sri Lanka). 23 March 2015.
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