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Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development is the central government ministry of Sri Lanka responsible for fisheries. The ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing national policy on fisheries and aquatic resources development and other subjects which come under its purview.[1] The current Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development are P. Harrison and Dilip Wedaarachchi respectively.[2][3] The ministry's secretary is K.D.S. Ruwanchandra.[4]

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development
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Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Sri Lanka
HeadquartersNew Secretariat, Sevana Mawatha, Maligawatta, Colombo
6°55′52.90″N 79°52′02.10″E / 6.9313611°N 79.8672500°E / 6.9313611; 79.8672500Coordinates: 6°55′52.90″N 79°52′02.10″E / 6.9313611°N 79.8672500°E / 6.9313611; 79.8672500
Annual budget
  • Rs. 2 billion (2016, recurrent)
  • Rs. 3 billion (2016, capital)
Minister responsible
  • P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs,Livestock Development, Irrigation, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive
  • K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary
Child agencies
  • Ceylon Fisheries Corporation
  • Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation
  • Cey-Nor Foundation Limited
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • National Aquaculture Development Authority
  • National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency
Websitefisheries.gov.lk

MinistersEdit

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development is a member of the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.

Ministers of Fisheries
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
George E. de Silva 26 September 1947 1948 D. S. Senanayake Minister of Industries, Industrial Research and Fisheries [5][6][7]
C. Sittampalam Independent 1948 1948 [5]
G. G. Ponnambalam All Ceylon Tamil Congress 3 September 1948 [8][9]
19 June 1952 Dudley Senanayake Minister of Industries and Fisheries [8][10]
22 October 1953 John Kotelawala [11]
William de Silva Viplavakari Lanka Sama Samaja Party 18 May 1959 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike [12][13][14][15]
W. J. C. Munasinha Sri Lanka Freedom Party 9 June 1959 [15]
W. Dahanayake
Philip Gunawardena   Mahajana Eksath Peramuna March 1965 Dudley Senanayake [16][17]
George Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Sirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Fisheries [18]
S. de S. Jayasinghe United National Party 26 September 1977 J. R. Jayewardene [19][20]
Festus Perera United National Party 23 July 1977 [19][20][21]
M. Joseph Michael Perera   United National Party 18 February 1989 Ranasinghe Premadasa Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Research [22][23][24]
Indika Gunawardena Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 August 1994 D. B. Wijetunga [25][26]
Mahinda Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 14 September 2001 Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development [27]
14 September 2001 Minister of Ports, Shipping and Fisheries [28][29]
Mahinda Wijesekara United National Party 12 December 2001 Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Resources [30][31][32]
Felix Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 January 2007 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources [33][34][35]
Rajitha Senaratne   23 April 2010 Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development [36][37][38][39][40]
M. Joseph Michael Perera   United National Party 12 January 2015 22 March 2015 Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries [41][42][43][44]
Mahinda Amaraweera Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 March 2015 Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development [45][46][47][48][49][50][51]

SecretariesEdit

Fisheries Secretaries
Name Took office Left office Title Refs
A. Damitha N. de Zoysa 25 April 2010 Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Secretary [52][53]
S. D. A. B. Borelessa 19 January 2015 Home Affairs and Fisheries Secretary [54][55][56][57]
W. M. M. R. Adikari 8 September 2015 Labour and Trade Union Relations Secretary [58][59][60]

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