Second Gotabaya Rajapaksa cabinet

The second Gotabaya Rajapaksa cabinet was the central government of Sri Lanka led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It was formed in August 2020 after the parliamentary election and ended on 3 April 2022 after all 26 cabinet ministers resigned en masse amidst the 2022 Sri Lankan protests.[1]

Second Gotabaya Rajapaksa cabinet
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Cabinet of Sri Lanka
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Date formed12 August 2020 (2020-08-12)
Date dissolved3 April 2022 (2022-04-03)
People and organisations
Head of stateGotabaya Rajapaksa
Head of governmentGotabaya Rajapaksa
Deputy head of governmentMahinda Rajapaksa
Member parties
Status in legislature
159 / 225 (71%)
(2019-2022) Majority coalition
107 / 225 (48%)
(2022) Minority
Opposition party  Samagi Jana Balawegaya
Opposition leaderSajith Premadasa
History
Election(s)5 August 2020
Legislature term(s)16th Parliament (2020–)
PredecessorGotabaya Rajapaksa I
SuccessorGotabaya Rajapaksa III

Cabinet membersEdit

Ministers appointed under article 43(1) of the constitution.

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna President 18 November 2019[a] [2]
Minister of Defence[b] 26 November 2020 [9]
Minister of Technology 26 November 2020 [9]
Mahinda Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Prime Minister 21 November 2019[a] [10][11][12][13]
Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Minister of Economic Policy and Plan Implementation 8 July 2021
Minister of Finance 12 August 2020 8 July 2021 [3][4][14]
Minister of Urban Development and Housing 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Rohitha Abeygunawardena Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Ports and Shipping 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Dullas Alahapperuma   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Power 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Mahindananda Aluthgamage Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Agriculture 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Mahinda Amaraweera Sri Lanka Freedom Party[15] Minister of Environment 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
S. M. Chandrasena Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Lands 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Nimal Siripala de Silva   Sri Lanka Freedom Party[15] Minister of Labour 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Douglas Devananda   Eelam People's Democratic Party Minister of Fisheries 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Johnston Fernando   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Highways 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Udaya Gammanpila   Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Minister of Energy 12 August 2020 3 March 2022 [3][4][14][16]
Bandula Gunawardena Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Trade 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Dinesh Gunawardena   Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Minister of Foreign Relations 22 November 2019[a] [3][4][14]
Gamini Lokuge Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Transport 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Vasudeva Nanayakkara   Democratic Left Front Minister of Water Supply 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Ramesh Pathirana Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Plantation 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
G. L. Peiris   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Education 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Basil Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Finance 8 July 2021
Chamal Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Irrigation 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Namal Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Youth and Sports 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Keheliya Rambukwella Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Mass Media 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Prasanna Ranatunga Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Tourism 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
C. B. Ratnayake Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Ali Sabry Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Justice 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Health 12 August 2020 [3][4][14]
Sarath Weerasekara Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Minister of Public Security 26 November 2020 [17][18][19]
Wimal Weerawansa   National Freedom Front Minister of Industries 12 August 2020 3 March 2022 [3][4][14][16]

State ministersEdit

Ministers appointed under article 44(1) of the constitution.

Name Portrait Party Office Took office Left office Refs.
Lasantha Alagiyawanna Sri Lanka Freedom Party[15] State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Dilum Amunugama Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Indika Anuruddha Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industries 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Seetha Arambepola Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Tharaka Balasuriya Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Regional Co-operation 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Vijitha Berugoda Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Dhamma Schools, Bhikku Education, Piriven and Buddhist Universities 12 August 2020 25 September 2020 [3][4][20][21]
State Minister of Dhamma Schools, Pirivenas and Bhikkhu Education 25 September 2020 [22]
Ajith Nivard Cabraal   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Money and Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
D. V. Chanaka   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Aviation and Export Zones Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Mohan de Silva Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Production and Supply of Fertilizer and Regulation of Chemical Fertilizer and Insecticide Use 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Piyal Nishantha de Silva Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and School Services 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Duminda Dissanayake   Sri Lanka Freedom Party[15] State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Wimalaweera Dissanayake Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Wildlife Protection, Adoption of Safety Measures including the Construction of Electrical Fences and Trenches and Reforeststation and Forest Resource Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Arundika Fernando Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Coconut, Kithul, Palmyrah and Rubber Cultivation Promotion and Related Industrial Product Manufacturing and Export Diversification 12 August 2020 25 September 2020 [3][4][20][21]
State Minister of Coconut, Kithul and Palmyrah Cultivation Promotion and Related Industrial Product Manufacturing and Export Diversification 25 September 2020 [22]
Sudarshani Fernandopulle Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Prisons Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation 12 August 2020 30 November 2020 [3][4][20][23]
State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and Covid Disease Control 30 November 2020 [24][25]
Siripala Gamalath Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Canals and Common Infrastructure Development in Settlements in Mahaweli Zones 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Nalaka Godahewa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
D. B. Herath Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Livestock, Farm Promotion and Dairy and Egg Related Industries 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Kanaka Herath Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Company Estate Reforms, Tea Estate Related Crops, Tea Factory Modernization and Tea Export Promotion 12 August 2020 25 September 2020 [3][4][20][21]
State Minister of Company Estate Reforms, Tea and Rubber Estates Related Crops Cultivation and Factories Modernization and Tea and Rubber Export Promotion 25 September 2020 [22]
Sisira Jayakody Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Anuradha Jayaratne Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Tanks, Reservoirs and Irrigation Development Related to Rural Paddy Fields 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Piyankara Jayaratne Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Foreign Employment Promotions and Market Diversification 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Dayasiri Jayasekara Sri Lanka Freedom Party[15] State Minister of Batik, Handloom and Local Apparel Products 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Channa Jayasumana Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Nimal Lanza Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Sanath Nishantha Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Rural and Divisional Drinking Water Supply Projects Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Susil Premajayantha   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Promotion 26 August 2020 [26][27][28]
Chamal Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management 12 August 2020 26 November 2020 [3][4][20][29]
State Minister of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management 26 November 2020 [17][18][19]
Shasheendra Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Paddy and Grains, Organic Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Chillies, Onion and Potato Cultivation Promotion, Seed Production and Advanced Technology Agriculture 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Roshan Ranasinghe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Land Management, State Enterprises Land and Property Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Prasanna Ranaweera Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Lohan Ratwatte Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Gem and Jewelry Related Industries 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation 30 November 2020 [25][30][31]
Jayantha Samaraweera National Freedom Front State Minister of Warehouse Facilities, Container Yards, Port Supply Facilities and Boats and Shipping Industry Development 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Shehan Semasinghe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self Employment, Business Development and Underutilized State Resources Development 12 August 2020 25 September 2020 [3][4][20][21]
State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self Employment and Business Development 25 September 2020 [22]
Jeevan Thondaman Ceylon Workers' Congress State Minister of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Thenuka Vidanagamage Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure Improvement 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
S. Viyalendiran Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Postal Services and Professional Development of Journalists 12 August 2020 6 October 2020 [3][4][20][21]
State Minister of Backward Rural Areas Development and Promotion of Domestic Animal Husbandry and Minor Economic Crop Cultivation 6 October 2020 [22]
Janaka Wakkumbura Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Development of Minor Crops including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel Related Industries and Export Promotion 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Sarath Weerasekara Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government 12 August 2020 26 November 2020 [3][4][20][29]
Vidura Wickremanayake Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]
Kanchana Wijesekera Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna State Minister of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish and Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multiday Fishing Activities and Fish Exports 12 August 2020 [3][4][20]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Continuation of same office held in previous cabinet.
  2. ^ In August 2020 it was reported that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had assigned the defence portfolio to himself.[3][4] This violated article 43(2) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka, introduced by the 19th amendment, which allows only Members of Parliament to be in charge of ministries (the president is not a Members of Parliament).[5][6] The defence portfolio was omitted from the official gazette notifying the cabinet appointments in August 2020.[7] The 20th amendment, passed in October 2020, removed article 43(2).[8]

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