Professor Channa Jayasumana has been appointed as the Minister of Health until the Minister in charge of the subject returns to work.
The Acting Minister was sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (16th Feb), the Presidential Media Unit announced.
Channa Jayasumana is also the Minister of State for the Production, Supply and Regulation of Drugs.
Meanwhile, Roshan Ranasinghe has been appointed Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government. He previously served as the State Minister of Land Management, Public Enterprises, Lands and Property Development. Roshan Ranasinghe was sworn in as the new Minister of State before the President at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.