Ranjan Social Services Dy Minister
UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake has been appointed Deputy Minister of Social Services Welfare and Livestock Development a short while ago.
The Parliamentarian was one of the most vocal critics of the previous regime regarding alleged corruption, but was not appointed in the initial list of appointments.
Meanwhile a Cabinet Minister, a State Minister and three Deputy Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.
The new appointments are: Muslim Religious Affairs Minister Abdul Halim Mohammed Hazim; Mohamed Thumbi Hassan Ali as State Minister of Health; Wasantha Aluwihare as Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Amir Ali Sahabdeen as Deputy Minister of Housing and Samurdhi Development and Mohammad Shariff Thoufeek as Deputy Minister of Internal Transport.