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The Kumaratunga cabinet was the central government of Sri Lanka led by President Chandrika Kumaratunga between 1994 and 2005. It was formed in November 1994 when Kumaratunga was elected president and it ended in November 2005 when her second limited term ended. The Kumaratunga cabinet saw the only significant period of co-habitation in Sri Lanka since the executive presidency was introduced in 1978. Between 2001 and 2004 President Kumaratunga, leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party/People's Alliance, had to share power with her opponents, the United National Party/United National Front.

Kumaratunga cabinet
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10th cabinet of Sri Lanka
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Date formed12 November 1994
Date dissolved19 November 2005
People and organisations
Head of stateChandrika Kumaratunga
Head of governmentChandrika Kumaratunga
Deputy head of government
Member party
Opposition party
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
Outgoing election2005
Legislature term(s)10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
PredecessorWijetunga cabinet
SuccessorRajapaksa cabinet

Contents

Cabinet membersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
Chandrika Kumaratunga   Sri Lanka Freedom Party President 12 November 1994 19 November 2005 [1]
Minister of Defence [2][3][4]
Minister of Finance and Planning [a] 5 December 2001 [2][3][4][5]
Minister of Media [3][4]
Minister of Samurdhi Affairs [4]
Minister of Tourism and Aviation [4]
Minister of Buddha Sasana [6]
Minister of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order [6][7]
Minister of Education [7]
Sirimavo Bandaranaike   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Prime Minister 14 November 1994 9 August 2000 [8]
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Prime Minister 10 August 2000 7 December 2001 [8]
Minister of Buddha Sasana Religious Affairs and Plantation Industries 19 October 2000 [2][3][4]
Minister of Buddha Sasana 26 May 2004 [9]
Minister of Public Security, Law and Order 26 May 2004 [9]
Minister of Agriculture 27 July 2005 [10]
Ranil Wickremesinghe   United National Party Prime Minister 9 December 2001 2 April 2004 [8]
Minister of Policy Planning 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Mahinda Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Ports, Shipping and Fisheries 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Prime Minister 6 April 2004 19 November 2005 [8]
Minister of Highways 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage 25 July 2005 [14]
A. R. M. Abdul Cader United National Party Minister of Co-operatives 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Alick Aluwihare United National Party Minister of Home Affairs and Local Government 12 December 2001 [11][12]
John Amaratunga United National Party Minister of Interior 12 December 2001 4 November 2003 [11][12][15]
Sarath Amunugama   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Education and Higher Education 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Finance 10 April 2004 22 November 2005 [5][6][7][13]
Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion 22 August 2005 [16]
Ferial Ashraff   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Minister of Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the East, Rural Housing Development and Women's Affairs 14 September 2001 [3][4]
National Unity Alliance Minister of Housing and Construction Industry, Eastern Province Education and Irrigation Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
A. L. M. Athaullah National Congress Minister of Infrastructure Development in the Eastern Province 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Tissa Attanayake United National Party Minister of Central Region Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Gamini Atukorale United National Party Minister of Transport, Highways and Aviation 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Anura Bandaranaike   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Promotion 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion 17 September 2004 [17]
Minister of Tourism 17 September 2004 [17]
Minister of Foreign Affairs 22 August 2005 [16]
K. N. Choksy   United National Party Minister of Finance 12 December 2001 2 April 2004 [5][11][12]
Reginald Cooray Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Information and Media 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
P. Dayaratna United National Party Minister of Health 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Ronnie de Mel Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Ports Development and Development of the South 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Trade, Industrial Development and Rural Industries 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Nimal Siripala de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Social Services 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva-Wellassa Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Douglas Devananda   Eelam People's Democratic Party Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the North 19 October 2000 [2][18]
Minister of Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the North and North East Tamil Affairs 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Agricultural Marketing Development, Hindu Affairs and Tamil Language Schools and Vocational Training (North) 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Salinda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Land Development and Minor Export Agricultural Crops 19 October 2000 [2]
S. B. Dissanayake   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Samurdhi, Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs 19 October 2000 [2]
United National Party Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Welfare 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Amarasiri Dodangoda Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Vocational Training 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Human Resources Development, Technical and Vocational Education 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Nandimithra Ekanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government 19 October 2000 [2]
Milroy Fernando Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Social Services and Fishing Community Housing Development 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Christian and Parliamentary Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Tyronne Fernando   United National Party Minister of Foreign Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Civil Aviation and Airports Development 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
A. H. M. Fowzie   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Highways 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3][18]
Minister of Highways and Muslim Religious Affairs 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Piyasena Gamage Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Skills Development, Vocational and Technical Education 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Leslie Gunawardana Lanka Sama Samaja Party Minister of Science and Technology 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Monty Gopallawa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Cultural Affairs 19 October 2000 [2]
D. E. W. Gunasekera Communist Party Minister of Constitutional Reform 26 May 2004 [9]
Bandula Gunawardane United National Party Minister of Rural Economy 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Dinesh Gunawardena Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Minister of Transport 19 October 2000 [18]
Minister of Transport and Environment Protection 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Indika Gunawardena Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Higher Education and Information Technology Development 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Posts and Telecommunication 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Rauff Hakeem   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Minister of Internal and International Trade Commerce, Muslim Religious Affairs and Shipping Development 19 October 2000 20 June 2001 [2][18][19][20]
Minister of Ports Development and Shipping 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Maheepala Herath Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Rural Industrial Development 19 October 2000 [2]
D. M. Jayaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Agriculture 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Co-operative Development 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Udarata Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Sumedha G. Jayasena Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Women's Affairs 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Women's Empowerment and Social Welfare 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Karu Jayasuriya   United National Party Minister of Power and Energy 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Lakshman Kadirgamar   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Foreign Affairs [2][3][4][18]
10 April 2004 12 August 2005 [6][7][13]
Tissa Karalliyadde Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Indigenous Medicine 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Indigenous Medicine 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Lakshman Kiriella Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Tourism and Sports 19 October 2000 [2]
United National Party Minister of Plantation Industries 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Ananda Kularatne United National Party Minister of Southern Regional Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Jeewan Kumaranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Youth Affairs 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
W. J. M. Lokubandara   United National Party Minister of Justice, Law Reform and Buddhist Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Gamini Lokuge United National Party Minister of Tourism 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Tilak Marapana United National Party Minister of Defence 12 December 2001 4 November 2003 [11][12][15]
Wijayapala Mendis Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Without Portfolio 19 October 2000 [2]
M. H. Mohamed United National Party Minister of Western Region Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Alavi Moulana Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Labour 19 October 2000 [2]
S. B. Nawinne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Regional Infrastructure Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Richard Pathirana Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Administrative Reforms 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils, Local Government and Southern Development 14 September 2001 [3][4]
G. L. Peiris   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Constitutional Affairs and Industrial Development 19 October 2000 [2][18]
United National Party Minister of Industrial Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Dilan Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Estate Housing, Infrastructure and Community Development 21 October 2005 [21]
Felix Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Transport 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Minister of Railways 25 July 2005 [10]
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera United National Party Minister of Irrigation and Water Management 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Susil Premajayantha   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Education 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Power and Energy 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Reggie Ranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Food and Marketing Development 19 October 2000 [2]
Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake United National Party Minister of Women's Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
C. B. Ratnayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Estate Community Infrastructure 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Minister of Medium and Small Scale Plantation Industries and Rural Human Resources Development 17 September 2004 [22]
Anuruddha Ratwatte Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Power and Energy 19 October 2000 [2][18]
Minister of Lands, Irrigation and Power 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Mangala Samaraweera   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Urban Development, Construction and Public Utilities 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Urban Development, Public Utilities, Housing and Sports 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Ports and Aviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
H. B. Semasinghe Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Co-operative Development 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Rukman Senanayake   United National Party Minister of Environment and Natural Resources 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Athauda Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Labour, Youth Affairs and Mineral Resources Development 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
John Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Health 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Justice and Judicial Reforms 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Maithripala Sirisena   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Mahaweli Development 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Mahaweli Development and Parliamentary Affairs 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Minister of River Basin Development and Rajarata Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Muthu Sivalingam Ceylon Workers' Congress Minister of Estate Housing, Infrastructure and Community Development 10 September 2004 [23]
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Arumugam Thondaman Ceylon Workers' Congress Minister of Estate Infrastructure and Livestock Development 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Livestock Development and Estate Infrastructure September 2001 [3]
Minister of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Tissa Vitharana Lanka Sama Samaja Party Minister of Science and Technology 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Plan Implementation 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Samurdhi and Poverty Alleviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Wiswa Warnapala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 23 August 2005 [24]
Batty Weerakoon Lanka Sama Samaja Party Minister of Justice 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 [2][3]
Minister of Justice, Ethnic Affairs and National Integration 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Mahinda Wijesekara Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Forestry and Environment 19 October 2000 [2]
United National Party Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Resources 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Anura Priyadharshana Yapa   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister of Information and Media 19 October 2000 [2]
Minister of Plantation Industries 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]

Project ministersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
Vajira Abeywardena United National Party Project Minister of Public Administration 12 December 2001 [11][12]
A. L. M. Athaullah Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Project Minister of Highways 12 December 2001 [11][12]
A. H. M. Azwer United National Party Project Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Rohitha Bogollagama   United National Party Project Minister of Industries 12 December 2001 [11][12]
P. Chandrasekaran   Up-Country People's Front Project Minister of Estate Infrastructure 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Johnston Fernando   United National Party Project Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Lal Gamage United National Party Project Minister of Assisting Foreign Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Earl Gunasekara United National Party Project Minister of Home Affairs and Local Government 12 December 2001 [11][12]
P. Harrison   United National Party Project Minister of Housing Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Kabir Hashim United National Party Project Minister of Tertiary Education 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Jayalath Jayawardena   United National Party Project Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Ravi Karunanayake   United National Party Project Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Karunasena Kodituwakku   United National Party Project Minister of Human Resources, Education and Culture 12 December 2001 [11][12]
T. Maheswaran United National Party Project Minister of Hindu Affairs 12 December 2001 [11][12]
M. Mahroof United National Party Project Minister of Urban Public Utilities 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Imithiyas Bakeer Makar United National Party Project Minister of Mass Communication 12 December 2001 4 November 2003 [11][12][15]
Noordeen Mashoor United National Party Project Minister of Assisting Vanni Rehabilitation 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Milinda Moragoda United National Party Project Minister of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology 12 December 2001 [11][12]
H. G. P. Nelson United National Party Project Minister of Irrigation 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Upali Piyasena United National Party Project Minister of State Transport 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Jayathilaka Podinilame United National Party Project Minister of North West Regional Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Susantha Punchinilame United National Party Project Minister of Small Holder Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Suranimala Rajapakse United National Party Project Minister of School Education 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Mahinda Samarasinghe   United National Party Project Minister of Employment and Labour 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Ravindra Samaraweera United National Party Project Minister of Social Welfare 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Rajitha Senaratne   United National Party Project Minister of Land 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Lakshman Senewiratne United National Party Project Minister of Water Management 12 December 2001 [11][12]
R. A. D. Sirisena United National Party Project Minister of Samurdhi 12 December 2001 [11][12]

Deputy ministersEdit

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs
Mohideen Abdul Cader Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Fisheries 12 December 2001 [11][12]
M. N. Abdul Majeed Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunication 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Rohitha Abeygunawardena Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Udarata Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Lasantha Alagiyawanna Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Transport 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Dullas Alahapperuma   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Samurdhi, Rural Development, Parliamentary Affairs and Up-Country Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Mahindananda Aluthgamage Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Highways 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Power and Energy 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Deputy Minister of Samurdhi and Poverty Alleviation 12 August 2005 [27]
Mahinda Amaraweera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Jagath Balasuriya Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Construction and Public Utilities 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Pandu Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Forestry and Environment 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Indika Bandaranayake United National Party Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Bandula Basnayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Hussein Ahamed Bhaila   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Deputy Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development 11 October 2004 [28]
S. M. Chandrasena Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Estate Community Infrastructure 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Deputy Minister of Women's Empowerment and Social Welfare 11 October 2004 [28]
Harindra Corea Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 3 November 2000 [3][4][25][26]
D. M. Dassanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Agriculture 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Livestock Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Deputy Minister of Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation 11 October 2004 [28]
Basheer Segu Dawood Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Deputy Minister of Housing 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Tudor Dayaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Education 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Duminda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Skills Development, Vocational and Technical Education 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Navin Dissanayake United National Party Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Rohana Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Samurdhi and Poverty Alleviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Salinda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Samurdhi 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Deputy Minister of River Basin Development and Rajarata Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Deputy Minister of Irrigation, Mahaweli and Rajarata Development 19 July 2005 [29]
S. B. Dissanayake   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Finance 25 November 2000 13 September 2001 [5]
Nandimithra Ekanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunication 14 September 2001 [3]
T. B. Ekanayake   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Highways 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Milroy Fernando Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Fisheries 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Chandrasiri Gajadeera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Vocational Training 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Communist Party Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Industry, Eastern Province Education and Irrigation Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Piyasena Gamage Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Constitutional Affairs and Industrial Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Siripala Gamalath Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Agricultural Marketing Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
S. Ganeshamoorthy Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Monty Gopallawa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Bandula Gunawardane United National Party Deputy Minister of Finance 12 December 2001 7 February 2004 [5][11][12]
Dinesh Gunawardena Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Deputy Minister of Education 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Lionel Gunawardena Deputy Minister of Health 3 November 2000 [25][26]
H. M. N. Herath Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Food and Marketing Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Jayarathna Herath Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Public Security, Law and Order 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Maheepala Herath Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Rural Industries 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Deputy Minister of Transport 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
M. H. Cegu Isadean National Unity Alliance Deputy Minister of Information and Media 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
M. I. Anwar Ismail National Congress Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Development in the Eastern Province 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Piyankara Jayaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Premalal Jayasekara Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of River Basin Development and Rajarata Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Tissa Karalliyadde Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Indigenous Medicine 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Chandana Kathriarachchi Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Construction and Public Utilities 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Sarath Keerthirathna Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Agriculture 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Lakshman Kiriella Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Trade and Industrial Development 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Nirmala Kotalawala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Small and Rural Industries 12 August 2005 [27]
Jeewan Kumaranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Housing and Sports 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Udagama Heenmahatmaya Liyanage Deputy Minister of Estate Infrastructure and Livestock Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
E. A. L Marrikar Deputy Minister of Education 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Noordeen Mashoor Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Deputy Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration 3 November 2000 [25][26]
H. R. Mithrapala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs 12 August 2005 [27]
Alavi Moulana Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Media 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Faiszer Musthapha Ceylon Workers' Congress Deputy Minister of Tourism 10 June 2005 [30]
K. H. G. N. Padmasiri Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries 3 November 2000 [25][26]
G. L. Peiris   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Finance 24 November 1994 9 August 2000 [5]
16 August 2000 10 October 2000 [5]
Dilan Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Ports and Aviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Felix Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Power and Energy 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Power 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Munidasa Premachandra Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Highways 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Sajith Premadasa   United National Party Deputy Minister of Health 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Susil Premajayantha   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Urban Development and Public Utilities 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Ediriweera Premaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Shantha Premaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Tourism and Aviation 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Jagath Pushpakumara Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Samurdhi and Poverty Alleviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Chamal Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Ports Development and Development of the South 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Arjuna Ranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Promotion 7 May 2004 [31]
Reggie Ranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Jayatissa Ranaweera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Land Development and Minor Export Agriculture 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Sagala Ratnayaka United National Party Deputy Minister of Power and Energy 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Anuruddha Ratwatte Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Defence 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Neil Rupasinghe Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Labour 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Mangala Samaraweera   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning 14 September 2001 7 December 2001 [3][4][5]
Deputy Minister of Education 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
M. S. Sellasamy Ceylon Workers' Congress Deputy Minister of Estate Housing, Infrastructure and Community Development 10 September 2004 [23]
John Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Mervyn Silva Deputy Minister of Social Services and Housing Development for Fishing Community 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment 11 October 2004 [28]
Muthu Sivalingam Ceylon Workers' Congress Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Finance 10 April 2004 [b] [6][7][13]
Sripathi Sooriyarachchi Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Premaratnage Sumathipala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the North and North East Tamil Affairs 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Health 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Livestock Development and Estate Infrastructure 14 September 2001 [3]
Dayasritha Thissera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Ports and Aviation 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Pavithra Wanniarachchi Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Highways 14 September 2001 [3][4]
Gunaratna Weerakoon Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Regional Infrastructure Development 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Ediriweera Weerawardena Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the East and Rural Housing Development 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Kumara Welgama Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Transport 3 November 2000 [25][26]
Deputy Minister of Power and Energy 10 April 2004 [6][7][13]
Mahinda Wijesekara United National Party Deputy Minister of Southern Regional Development 12 December 2001 [11][12]
Anura Priyadharshana Yapa   Sri Lanka Freedom Party Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Education 14 September 2001 [3][4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Continuation of same office held in previous cabinet.
  2. ^ Continued to hold same office in next cabinet.

ReferencesEdit

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