It is reported that Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella was removed from that position and Plantation, Industries Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana was sworn in as the new Health Minister. The former health minister has been sworn in as the environment minister. Mahinda Amaraweera has been appointed as the Plantation Industry Minister and he also holds the post of Agriculture Minister.
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has been appointed as the Non-Cabinet Minister for Plantation Enterprises apart from the Minister of State for Finance.
A few days ago, members of the Government Medical Officers Association met President Ranil Wickremesinghe. At that time, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the medical association officials that the Rambukwella minister will be removed from his post. There, the doctors have demanded that the former health minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, be appointed as the health minister. At that time, it is reported that the representatives of the Medical Officers Association did not agree on Dr. Ramesh Pathirana.