Jayewardene cabinet

The Jayewardene cabinet was the central government of Sri Lanka led by Prime Minister (later President) J. R. Jayewardene between 1977 and 1989. It was formed in July 1977 after the parliamentary election and it ended in January 1989 when Jayewardene's second limited term ended. The Jayewardene cabinet saw Sri Lanka move from being a parliamentary republic to the current executive presidency in February 1978.

Jayewardene cabinet
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10th Cabinet of Sri Lanka
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Date formed23 July 1977
Date dissolved2 January 1989
People and organisations
Head of stateWilliam Gopallawa (1977–78)
J. R. Jayewardene (1978–89)
Head of governmentJ. R. Jayewardene
Deputy head of governmentRanasinghe Premadasa
Member party
  •   United National Party
  •   Ceylon Workers' Congress (1978-89)
Status in legislatureMajority
141 / 168 (84%)
Opposition party
Opposition leaderA. Amirthalingam (1977–83)
Anura Bandaranaike (1983–88)
History
Election(s)1977, 1982
Outgoing election1988
Legislature term(s)8th
PredecessorSecond Sirimavo Bandaranaike cabinet
SuccessorPremadasa cabinet

Cabinet membersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
J. R. Jayewardene   United National Party Prime Minister 23 July 1977 4 February 1978 [1]
President 4 February 1978 2 January 1989 [2]
Minister of Defence 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Plan Implementation 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Minister of Higher Education 14 February 1980
Ranasinghe Premadasa United National Party Minister of Local Government, Housing and Construction 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Prime Minister 6 February 1978 2 January 1989 [1]
Minister of Highways [5]
Ranjit Atapattu United National Party Minister of Health
Lalith Athulathmudali United National Party Minister of Trade 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Trade and Shipping [5]
Minister of National Security 23 March 1983 [6]
Ananda Tissa de Alwis United National Party Minister of State [5]
Ronnie de Mel United National Party Minister of Finance 23 July 1977 [3][4][7]
Minister of Finance and Planning 18 January 1988 [3][5]
K. W. Devanayakam United National Party Minister of Justice 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Home Affairs 14 February 1980 [5][8]
Gamini Dissanayake   United National Party Minister of Irrigation, Power and Highways 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Lands and Land Development [5]
Minister of Mahaweli Development [5]
A. C. S. Hameed United National Party Minister for Foreign Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Srisena Bandara Herath United National Party Minister of Food and Co-operatives 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
E. L. B. Hurulle   United National Party Minister of Cultural Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Shelton Jayasinghe United National Party Minister Posts and Telecommunications 23 July 1977 [3][4]
S. de S. Jayasinghe United National Party Minister of Fisheries 26 September 1977 [3][4]
Gamini Jayasuriya United National Party Minister of Health 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Montague Jayawickrama United National Party Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Public Administration [5]
Minister of Plantation Industries [5]
M. D. H. Jayawardena United National Party Minister of Plantation Industries 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Wimala Kannangara United National Party Minister of Shipping, Aviation and Tourism 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Rural Development [5]
Asoka Karunaratne   United National Party Minister of Social Services 23 July 1977 [3][5]
M. H. M. Naina Marikar United National Party Minister of Finance 10 January 1988 3 January 1989 [7]
Cyril Mathew United National Party Minister of Industries and Scientific Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Wijayapala Mendis United National Party Minister of Textile Industry 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Textile Industries [5]
M. H. Mohamed United National Party Minister of Transport 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Festus Perera United National Party Minister of Fisheries 30 October 1977 [3][4][5]
Vincent Perera United National Party Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
C. Rajadurai United National Party Minister of Regional Development 5 April 1979 [5][8]
Minister of Hindu Religious Affairs [8]
Lionel Senanayake   United National Party Minister of Agriculture and Lands 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Agricultural Development and Research [5]
C. P. J. Seneviratne United National Party Minister of Labour 23 July 1977 [3][4][5]
Savumiamoorthy Thondaman Ceylon Workers' Congress Minister of Rural Industrial Development 7 September 1978 [5][8]
Ranil Wickremesinghe   United National Party Minister of Youth Affairs and Employment 5 October 1978 [5][8]
Minister of Education 14 February 1980 [5][8]
Nissanka Wijeyeratne   United National Party Minister of Education 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Justice 14 February 1980 [5][8]
D. B. Wijetunga United National Party Minister of Information and Broadcasting 23 July 1977 [3][4]
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications [5]
Minister of Power and Energy [5]
Minister of Food, Agricultural Development and Research
Minister of Finance

Non-cabinet ministersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
Ranjit Atapattu United National Party Non-Cabinet Minister of Colombo Group Hospitals [5]
Dharmasena Attygalle United National Party Non-Cabinet Minister of Indigenous Medicine [5]
Harold Herath United National Party Non-Cabinet Minister of Coconut Industries [5]
Lionel Jayatilleke United National Party Non-Cabinet Minister of Education Services [5]
T. B. Werapitiya United National Party Non-Cabinet Minister of Internal Security [5]

Deputy ministersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
M. A. Abdul Majeed United National Party Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Lands 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Power and Energy [5]
S. S. Abeysundera United National Party Deputy Minister of Fisheries 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Sumanadasa Abeywickrama United National Party Deputy Minister of Agricultural Development and Research [6]
A. M. S. Adikari United National Party Deputy Minister of Irrigation, Power and Highways 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Lands and Land Development [5]
Alick Aluwihare United National Party Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries 23 July 1977 [3][5]
M. S. Amarasiri United National Party Deputy Minister of Trade 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Trade and Shipping [5]
John Amaratunga United National Party Deputy Minister of Finance 19 January 1988 9 January 1988 [7]
Lalith Athulathmudali United National Party Deputy Minister of Defence 1984
R. B. Attanayake United National Party Deputy Minister of Higher Education [5]
Dharmasena Attygalle United National Party Deputy Minister of Health 23 July 1977 [3]
Gamini Atukorale United National Party Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Employment [5]
R. M. Dharmadasa Banda United National Party Deputy Minister of Textile Industry 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Textile Industries [5]
W. M. G. T. Banda United National Party Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][5]
K. D. M. C. Bandara United National Party Deputy Minister of Agricultural Development and Research [5]
Harindra Corea United National Party Deputy Minister of Public Administration [5]
Denzil Fernando United National Party Deputy Minister of Industries and Scientific Affairs 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Tyronne Fernando   United National Party Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs [5]
Premaratne Gunasekera United National Party Deputy Minister of Public Omnibus Transport [6]
Deputy Minister of Health [5]
Harold Herath United National Party Deputy Minister of Janatha Estates Development [5]
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Deputy Minister of Local Government, Housing and Construction 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Lionel Jayatilaka United National Party Deputy Minister of Education 23 July 1977 [3]
Chandra Karunaratne United National Party Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of State [5]
Hiripitiyage Kularatne United National Party Deputy Minister of Transport 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Mervyn Kularatne United National Party Deputy Minister of Defence [6]
M. H. M. Naina Marikar United National Party Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning 6 February 1978 19 January 1988 [3][5][7]
Nanda Mathew United National Party Deputy Minister of Shipping, Aviation and Tourism 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development [5]
Festus Perera United National Party Deputy Minister of Finance 23 July 1977 5 February 1978 [3][7]
Joseph Michael Perera   United National Party Deputy Minister of Labour 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Abeyratne Pilapitiya United National Party Deputy Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 23 July 1977 [3][5]
S. K. Piyadasa United National Party Deputy Minister of Rural Industrial Development [5]
G. M. Premachandra United National Party Deputy Minister of Highways [5]
G. V. Punchinilame United National Party Deputy Minister of Regional Development [5]
Sarathchandra Rajakaruna United National Party Deputy Minister of Food and co-operatives 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Shelton Ranaraja United National Party Deputy Minister of Justice 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Percy Samaraweera United National Party Deputy Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs 23 July 1977 [3]
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs [5]
Weerawanni Samaraweera United National Party Deputy Minister of Education [5]
J. L. Sirisena United National Party Deputy Minister of Social Services 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Edwin Tillakaratne United National Party Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports 23 July 1977 [3][5][6]
Harshanath Wanigasekera United National Party Deputy Minister of Rural Development [6][5]
D. B. Welagedara United National Party Deputy Minister of Plan Implementation 23 July 1977 [3][5]
T. B. Werapitiya United National Party Deputy Minister of Defence 23 July 1977 [3][5]
Ranil Wickremesinghe   United National Party Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 23 July 1977 [3]
V. L. Wijemanne United National Party Deputy Minister of State Plantations [6][5]

District ministersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
R. M. Abeykoon United National Party District Minister for Monaragala [5]
H. B. Abeyratne United National Party District Minister for Anuradhapura [5]
Keerthisena Abeywickrama   United National Party District Minister for Matara [5]
M. L. M. Aboosally United National Party District Minister for Ratnapura [5]
R. M. Appuhamy United National Party District Minister for Badulla [5]
P. M. B. Cyril United National Party District Minister for Hambantota [5][6]
P. Dayaratna United National Party District Minister for Ampara 1978 [5][8]
Merril de Silva United National Party District Minister for Polonnaruwa [5]
W. M. P. B. Dissanayake United National Party District Minister for Kandy [5]
K. W. R. M. Ekananayake United National Party District Minister for Matale [5]
Tudor Gunasekara   United National Party District Minister for Gampaha [5][6]
Renuka Herath United National Party District Minister for Nuwara Eliya [5]
Indradasa Hettiarachchi United National Party District Minister for Kalutara [5]
M. Kanagaratnam United National Party District Minister for Batticaloa 1978 [5][8]
Rupa Karunathilake United National Party District Minister for Galle [5]
M. E. H. Maharoof United National Party District Minister for Mannar 1978 [5][8]
G. D. Mahindasoma United National Party District Minister for Vavuniya 1978 [5][8]
Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi United National Party District Minister for Colombo [5]
Abdul Rasak Mansoor United National Party District Minister for Mullaitivu 1978 [5][8]
H. G. P. Nelson United National Party District Minister for Trincomalee 1978 [5][8]
Ranganayaki Pathmanathan United National Party District Minister for Batticaloa [8]
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera United National Party District Minister for Kurunegala [5]
N. A. Seneviratne United National Party District Minister for Kegalle [5]
H. B. Wanninayake United National Party District Minister for Puttalam [5]
U. B. Wijekoon United National Party District Minister for Jaffna 1978 [5][8]

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