Harin appointed Sports Minister, Pavithra sworn in as Irrigation Minister

Two new Ministers were sworn in a short while ago before President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported.

Accordingly, Harin Fernando, currently serving as the Minister of Tourism, was sworn in as the new Minister of Sports, while Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, currently serving as the Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, was sworn in as the Minister of Irrigation.

The new appointments come on the heels of former Minister of Sports and Irrigation Roshan Ranasinghe’s removal from his ministerial portfolios.

Earlier today (27 Nov.), the SLPP parliamentarian said that he received a letter from President Wickremesinghe, informing him that he has been removed from all his ministerial portfolios and positions.

Notably, Minister Harin Fernando previously served as the Minister of Sports from 2019 to 2020.