The Presidential Media Division stated that Member of Parliament Premalal Jayasekara was swo in as the Minister of State for Ports and Aviation Services.
Accordingly, the number of newly appointed state ministers increased to 38.
In March, the Court of Appeal acquitted Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament Premalal Jayasekara of all charges including the death sentence issued in connection with a murder case filed in 2015.
Ratnapura High Court sentenced Mr. Premalal Jayasekara to death in July 2020 on the charge of killing a person in Kahawatta area in 2015.
However, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament Premalal Jayasekara will become the 38th Minister of State to be appointed under President Ranil Wickremesinghe's administration.
On Thursday (08), the President appointed 37 new state ministers under the current gove ment consisting of 20 ministers.