Channa Jayasumana appointed Acting Health Minister
Prof. Channa Jayasumana has been appointed as the Acting Cabinet Minister of Health, says the President’s Media Division (PMD).
He is also the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals.
Prof. Jayasumana will serve in his new portfolio until Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who is under medical care for Covid-19, returns to duty.
In the meantime, State Minister Roshan Ranasinghe was appointed as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Affairs.
He previously held the State Ministerial portfolio of Land Management, State Enterprises Land and Property Development.
They both were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (February 16).