Karunarathna Paranawithana has been sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media a short while ago, the President’s Media Division announced.

He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena.

Paranawithana was elected to Parliament from the Ratnapura District at the last General Election. He was serving as Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government before taking oaths at his new post today.