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Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne yesterday said he would be pleased if he was given some other ministerial portfolio instead of labour, as he could perform better.

He said he had already made a request to President Maithripala Sirisena for a change in the ministerial portfolio.

“I served as the Labour Minister for four long years, and was later given the same portfolio. Today, some of my ministerial subjects have been removed. Therefore, I would like to have a different portfolio to serve the country better,” the minister told journalists following a workshop held in Wellawatte recently.

He said he had served as the minister of Health, Power and Energy, Justice and Public Administration in the past, and that he would be happy if he was given a ministry with such prominence.

Commenting on the alleged Cabinet reshuffle, the minister said he was aware of the news but no discussion had been made in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) or in the Cabinet on this matter so far.

However, Minister Seneviratne admitted that there were setbacks in the government as there were people's issues that needed to be addressed immediately. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Indika Sri Aravinda)

Video by Indika Sri Aravinda

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  • Sathees Saturday, 01 April 2017 11:23 AM

    So, dear minister, you accept that you did not perform in the current portfolio! What guarantee MS has that you will perform better with other portfolios?

    Ranjitdea Friday, 31 March 2017 01:57 PM

    How much you can do Mr Minister for the working class of the country and for productivity. Human resource is the wealth of the country. Only thing is you cant make money in this Ministry

    zuh Friday, 31 March 2017 06:52 AM

    what do you mean by perform better we all know whats the meaning of that performance via DM iOS App

    zuh Friday, 31 March 2017 06:53 AM

    what do you mean by perform better we all know whats the meaning of that performance via DM iOS App

    ANTON Friday, 31 March 2017 07:06 AM

    OTUVAGE , OLUVA DAAGANDA DUNNAMA .... OHOMA THAMAY.

    Voter Friday, 31 March 2017 07:31 AM

    These senior ministers should be given a ministry where they can do some work and earn a substantial reward or commission for their hard work.

    Dee Friday, 31 March 2017 07:36 AM

    Fast unto death , someone will feed you some milk you stop the fast and then you'll get a new portfolio.

    Amaris Friday, 31 March 2017 07:37 AM

    Ideal candidate for Buddasasana

    Jeff Friday, 31 March 2017 07:50 AM

    All these people should retire from politics and leave Young guys lead the country.


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