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General Secretary of the UNP, former Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday said the UNF would, under no circumstances, give the Ministries of Law and Order and Media and Information to President Maithripala Sirisena.

He told the Daily Mirror that it was inevitable that there will be more constitutional and political dilemma if these two Ministries were given to the Executive President.

“The President can hold only the Ministries of Defense and Mahaweli Development and Environment under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Therefore, we are not ready to give any other Ministry to President because it will create further problems,” he added.


Mr. Kariyawasam flatly rejected the speculation floated in the media that the UNF was in a move to form a unity government and thereby increase the cabinet to more than 30. He said the UNF government was determined to establish a purely UNF government supported by other parties and restrict the cabinet to 30.

“The list of cabinet members will be sent to President Sirisena this afternoon by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and I believe the cabinet would be able to take oaths tomorrow (19). But it is up to President Sirisena to decide when to appoint the cabinet,” Mr. Kariyawasam said yesterday (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Jude Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:15 AM

    Give Minister without Portfolio !!??? Or Minister of Useless!!??

    Keeraipidi Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:44 PM

    Ministry of Disinformation perhaps?

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:05 AM

    Why give even one ministry to this village fool? It's bad enough an insane man is the commander in chief

    Citizen Independent Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:42 PM

    Lord Your comment is outdated and out of step by over seventy years. Remember we are not a colony anymore, urban or village each and everyone is entitled to become what the person wants to be. You should apologise to village folks for your unwarranted remarks!!

    Ibn Yusuf Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:16 AM

    I endorse what Citizen Independent says. If you look at the facts the biggest scams have been executed by the urban elite. What is needed is a moral re awakening in the country. If not all the politicians and the masses will be driven by self interest

    sandy Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:08 AM

    seriously ??

    Mithula Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:24 AM

    No Ministries for him.President needs to be impeached.

    Patriot Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:24 AM

    I hope President will not give nod to those who are corrupt or corruption allegations against them to be a Minister. If UNP wants to win the next gen elections , they should be very careful appointing Ministers. Advice should be taken from Higher authorities in the /from the public

    rew Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:03 PM

    President was a Minister in the most corrupt (in many respects) period 2005 - 1010. he is the last person to speak on corruption. Can the Chief Justice handle the swearing in of Ministers?

    Unchikun Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:24 AM

    What are you and your boss up to? Impeach the mad man for violating the constitution. The JVP is waiting for it and so am I and the rest of the 6.2 million. No deals please.

    SAM Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:28 AM

    Ministries should be given to qualified honest experienced people. OL

    qualifications Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:22 PM

    Not to the montessori educated or those go are not graduates from a reputed university

    Baby class qualification Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:24 PM

    Once appointed please let the public know their highest qualification . (Not that they followed the baby class)

    Jaba Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:33 AM

    Prez tried all his tricks to get power back to MR in the hope to push all of Mr's sins under the carpet. So Prez is not suitable to be appointed to the law and order ministry.

    xxx Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:40 AM

    The whole country is in serious danger with an insane person holding the presidency. Get rid of him first.

    Ricky Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:12 PM

    It is evident that fellows who filled their pockets are in serious danger when the names are out. It is not the whole country only the so called low level ministers.

    Lion Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:47 AM

    Never allow this fool to dominate and manipulate.

    samson Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:13 PM

    Also not Finance to Ravi K.

    VJ Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:55 PM

    Agree Ravi K should not be part of the new cabinet. He should be in jail.

    Don Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:18 PM

    You ask for any ministry like "Ministry of Central Bank Robbery". Good for your team.

    Summa Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:58 PM

    He's ideal to look after MINISTRY OF PUBLIC TOILETS because he's not worth even a piece of toilet paper !!

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:22 PM

    With due respect to the President, he is not suitable to hold the post of Law and Order. If the UNF Government wants to make an impression to stay in power, give the job to Sarath Fonseka, the best choice.

    Lal Fonseka Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:38 PM

    The most suitable person for a tough task.

    Ricky Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:15 PM

    ????

    Blackwater Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:05 PM

    First tell the Prezzie to read the countries constitution and not listen to some two penny lawyer. Law and Order shud go to Geneva Fonseca the best person.Yes MR will start visiting the toilet every week minutes once General Fon separate is appoinjted

    MODA BURUWA Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:53 PM

    The best choice and pick for Law and Order Minister is FM Sarath Fonseka .

    Siri de Alwis Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:46 PM

    What is the reason to take over particularly this ministry. Does he wants to give it to MR later.


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