Basil Rajapaksa assumes duties as Finance Minister

Basil Rajapaksa assumes duties as Finance Minister

Mr Basil Rajapaksa who was sworn in as the Minister of Finance took oaths as a Member of Parliament before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Thursday (08 July).

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) named Basil Rajapaksa as a National List MP to replace Jayantha Ketagoda who stepped down as an MP on Tuesday (06 July) to make way for Basil Rajapaksa.

An extraordinary gazette issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (07 July) stated that the Ministry of Finance which was under the purview of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa jointly with Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs and Minister of Urban Development and Housing will now function as a separate Ministry.

Full list of Institutions under New Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa: