British Parliamentarian with Sri Lankan origin Ranil Jayawardena has been appointed as Britain’s new environment secretary in Liz Truss’ Cabinet, Downing Street said .
While leading the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Jayawardena will be in charge of Britain’s food and agricultural policies.
Jayawardena, who became an MP in 2015 at his age of 29. He previously held a junior minister position for international trade..
.In a statement on Twitter, Jayawardena shared: “It is a privilege to be appointed the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra). From food security and backing British farmers, to water security and growing our rural economy, I know that there is much to do. It is so important to recognise where our food comes from.”
UK parliamentarian Ranil ‘s father is Nalin Jayawardena who was born in Sri Lanka and moved to London in 1978.