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New Cabinet of Minister to swear in today; Dinesh New PM

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New Cabinet of Ministers is to be sworn in today with Dinesh Gunawardena tipped to be the new Prime Minister.

Dinesh Chandra Rupasinghe Gunawardena (born 2 March 1949) is a leading veteran politician, Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and Leader of the house in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

He is the current leader of the Mahahajana Eksath Peramuna(MEP). He was appointed as the Minister of Home Affairs on the 18th of April 2022 by President Gotabaya Rajapksa .

He is the son of firebrand politician with left wing ideology and Formr Agriculture Minister of SWRD Bandaranaike regime Philip Gunawardena and Kusumasiri Gunawardena who was also a member of parliament.

He was educated at Royal Primary School, Colombo and Royal College Colombo,a classmate of President Ranil Wickremasinghe.

After school he studied at the Netherlands School of Business (Nyenrode Business University) graduating with a diploma in business management.

He then joined the University of Oregon graduating with a BBA degree in international business. Whilst in the USA he became involved in student activism , taking part in Anti-Vietnam War protests.

The new Cabinet comprising previous ministers with few changes will take oaths before President Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning .

The President’s Media Division (PMD) said the Cabinet will take oaths at 9.00 a.m. today.

A new cabinet will be appointed soon after the forming of an all party government in accordance with the pledge given by President Ranila Wickremasinghe to the people recently .

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