New Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapksa has been given the portfolio of finance and urban development among others while Dinesh Gunawardana is the new foreign minister.
Former Speaker and elder brother in Rajapaksa family, Chamal Rajapaksa has been given agriculture and rural development. There are two ministers from minority Tamil community and a lone woman minister in the cabinet.
President Gotabaya said that the interim cabinet will be in place till the next Parliamentary election. He said state ministers will be appointed on Monday. Parliamentary elections are expected after March next year as Parliament cannot be dissolved before that because of constitutional provisions.
The changes followed resignation of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister after victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Saturday elections.