Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala took oaths as the Minister of Justice before the President.
The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando were also present on this occasion.
The minster was sworn in to replace the ministerial portfolios vacated by the removal of the former Minister of Justice and Budda Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
President Maithripala Sirisena approved the removal of Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his ministerial portfolios as per the request made by the United National Party (UNP), last Wednesday (23).
And also Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama took oaths as new Minister of Buddha Sasana.