The Ministers in - charge of the Authority and the Chairmen who had been elected as the Chief Executive Officers from 1983 to 2017 for more than three decades in the history of the Rehabilitation Authority are as following:

Period Minister Chairman
1983 - 1987 His Excellency J.R. Jayewardhana Rear Admiral Alfred Perera
Navy Commander
1987 Hon. Lionel Jayathilake, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation
Mr. Austin Fernando
SLAS
Former Secretary and Commissioner General of Consumable Services
1988 Hon. Alick Aluwihare, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
MR. Thilak Chandrasekara
SLAS
1989 Hon. Vincent Perera, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Mr. Thilak Chandrasekara
SLAS
1990 Hon. A.M.S. Adhikari, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Social Welfare
Mr. Thilak Chandrasekara
SLAS
1991 - 1994 Hon. P. Dayaratne, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Social Welfare
Mr. Thilak Chandrasekara
SLAS
1994 - 2000 Hon. M.H.M. Ashroff, MP
Minister of Ports, Shipping, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Mr. M.H.M. Salmaan
Attorney at Law
2000 December Hon. Ferial Ashroff, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Rural Housing Development
Mr. M.I.M. Rafeek
2001 Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP
Minister of Ports, Shipping, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Mr. S. Subairdeen
2002 Hon. A.L.M. Athaullah, MP
Minister of Eastern Infrastructure Development
Mr. I.A. Hameed
Engineer
2004 - 2009 Hon. Rishad Badurdeen, MP
Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement
Mr. I.A. Hameed
Engineer
2010 - 2011 Hon. D.E.W. Gunasekara, MP
Minister of Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation
Mr. E.A. Samarasinghe
Attorney at Law
2012 - 2014 Hon. Chandrasiri Gajadheera, MP
Minister of Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation
Mr. E.A. Samarasinghe
Attorney at Law
From 2015 up to now Hon. D.M. Swaminathan, MP
Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs
Mr. N. Pathmanathan
SLAS