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Three acting ministers appointed

Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana, was sworn in as Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development, before President Maithripala Sirisena today.

The ministry was previously held by Rishad Bathiudeen.


Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Anoma Gamage, was appointed as Acting Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development.

Kabir Hashim was the previous Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development.

State Minister of City Planning & Water Supply, Lucky Jayawardana, was appointed as Acting Minister of City Planning & Water Supply and Higher Education, the post which was previously held by Rauff Hakeem.