Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Atukorale was sworn in as the new Minister of Justice by President Maithripala Sirisena last week. In addition, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife was sworn in as the Minister of Buddha Sasana.
Both the portfolios were previously handled by Wijayadasa Rajapakshe who was sacked by the President over being in breach of Cabinet responsibility and criticism from government members over the sluggish phase of investigations into fraud and corruption of the previous regime

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