President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had met for a discussion Saturday night, had agreed on a Cabinet reshuffle within the next four days, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.
They had agreed to effect the Cabinet reshuffle before the National New Year on April 14, he said.
Also the Minister said the UNP delegation led by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe officially requested the President to remove all SLFP members, who voted in favour of No-Confidence Motion against the Premier from the Cabinet.
“We officially made this request and told the President that MPs of UNF has an issue with those who voted in favour of the NCM and to remove them,” he said.
However, the Minister said President informed the UNP delegation that the SLFP Central Committee would have to decide on those who voted in favour.
He said the President also informed the UNP group that the SLFP Central Committee would also have to decide on Unity Government.(Yohan Perera)