Government of Sri Lanka

Government The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a free, independent and sovereign nation. A system of administration through provincial councils was introduced in 1988. Legislative power is exercised by the Parliament, elected by universal franchise on a proportional representation basis. Executive power of the people, including defence, is exercised by the President who is also elected by the people. Ministries and its Secretaries of the Government of Sri Lanka.Minister Portfolio 1  His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena (1) Defence (2) Mahaweli Development & Environment  2 Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe Minister of Policy Planning Economic Affairs, Child Youth and Cultural Affairs 3 Hon. John Anthony Emmanuel Amaratunga Minister of Public order, Disaster Management & Chirstian Affairs  4 Hon. Joseph Michael Perera Minister of Home Affairs & Fisheries 5 Hon. Mallawaarachchige Gamini Jayawickrema Perera Minister of Food Security 6 Hon. Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 Hon. Karu Jayasuriya (1)Minister of Public Administration, Provincial Councils, Local Government and Democratic Governance (2)Minister of Buddha Sasana 8 Hon. Lakshman Kiriella Minister of Plantation Industries 9 Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Finance 10 Hon. Abathul Rauff Hakeem Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage 11 Hon. Champika Ranawaka Minister of Power and Energy 12 Hon. Rajitha Senaratna Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine 13 Hon. Duminda Dissanayake Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture 14 Hon. Kabir Mohomad Hasheem Mohomad Minister of Higher Education, Highways and Investment Promotion 15 Hon. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardene Minister of Lands 16 Hon. Sajith Premadasa Minister of Housing and Samurdhi 17 Hon. Wijedasa Rajapaksha Minister of Justice and Labour Relations 18 Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs 19 Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism and Sports 20 Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation 21 Hon. Abdul Rishad Bathiudeen Minister of Industry and Commerce 22 Hon. Udelappan Palani Digambaram Minister of Plantation Infrastructure Development 23 Hon. D. M. Swaminadan Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs 24 Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam Minister of Education 25 Hon. (Mrs)Thalatha Athukorala Minister of Foreign Employment 26 Hon. Rathnayake Mudiyansalage Ranjith Maddumabandara Minister of Internal Transport 27 Hon. Pelisge Harrison Minister of Social Services, Welfare and Livestock Development 28 Hon. (Mrs) Kulathunga Mudiyanselage Chandrani Bandara Minister of Women’s Affairs 29 Hon. Abdel Halim Mohamed Hasheem Minister of Muslim Religious Affairs and Posts  State Ministers 1 Hon. Nandimithra Ekanayake Minister of Culture & Arts 2 Hon. Seduvel Sami  Radhakrishnan Minister of Education 3 Hon. Palitha Ranga Bandara Minister of Power and Energy 4 Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi Minister of Fisheries 5 Hon. (Mrs) Bernadeen Rose Senanayake Minister of Children’s Affairs 6 Hon. Rajiv Wijesinha Minister of Higher Education 7 Hon. Dinedra Ruwan Wijewardene Minister of Defence 8 Hon. Karupiah Welayudhan Minister of Plantation Industries 9 Hon. Niroshan Perera Minister of Youth Affairs 10 Hon. Mohomad Thambi Hasan Ali  Minister of Health  Deputy Ministers 1 Hon. Abatenna Devayalage Champika Premadasa Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce 2 Hon. G. M. Harsha de Silva Deputy Minister of Policy Planning,  Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs   3 Hon. Eran Wickremarathe Deputy Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion 4 Hon. Arjuna Sujeewa Senasinghe Deputy Minister of Justice and Labour Relations 5 Hon. Senanayake Wasantha Naresh Senanayake Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports 6 Hon. (Mrs.) Vijayakala Maheswaran Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs 7 Hon. Ajith Pathmakantha Perera Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 8 Hon. (Mrs.) Anoma Gamage Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture 9 Hon. Ranjan Ramanayake Deputy Minister of Social  Services, Welfare and Livestock  Resource Development 10 Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment  11 Hon. Amir Ali Sahabdeen Deputy Minister of Housing and Samurdhi  12 Hon. Mohammad Shariff Thoufeek Deputy Minister of Internal Transport  13 Hon. Dunesh Gankanda Deputy Minister of Urban Development, water supply and drainage