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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is dismayed over the nature of Cabinet portfolios offered to its members during initial discussions in the proposed national unity government, and discussions are underway to sort them out, it is learnt.

Especially, SLFP believes it has been offered less powerful portfolios in the Cabinet. The party demands key posts. According to political sources, SLFP is seeking portfolios such as Finance, and Power and Energy and Samurdhi Development.

Discussions were in progress to sort out the matters yesterday, but the process was not finalized. However, it is learnt that at least a few chosen for posts will be sworn in as Cabinet Ministers tomorrow , and the rest will follow.

Altogether, it has been decided to appoint over 50 as Cabinet Ministers representing the main parties in the unity government. Also, over 40 deputy and state ministers will take oath this time.

According to political sources, SLFP demands at least a few influential ministerial posts to its members. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Sarcasm Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:14 AM

    Wow, when did losers get to bargain ?

    Waco Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:15 AM

    Are you mad? Who is worried about the country.

    pole_vault Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:01 PM

    Ranil - please do so;Those to whom (in the SLFP) have been offered Ministership will definitetly pole vault to the govt side.;

    deficit Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:05 PM

    DB -dunnoh baragannang

    Mason Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:17 AM

    Lady SLFP is not going to be satisfied with trifles. Her demands are going to be heavy for sleeping with you - UNP.

    Waco Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:19 AM

    Lichchavi gave heaps of false promises and got elected to the post he was waiting for. Now can not remember what the promises were.

    Naman Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:45 PM

    It sad to see the new GoSL of Good governance is following the foot steps of Rajapaksa

    RTS Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:27 AM

    Is it Ministers for Ministries or Ministries for Ministers? If 30 is enough for normal Govt y more for National Govt?

    srilankan Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:27 AM

    Most important portfolios to loser’s ………????

    Ken Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:29 AM

    High time JVP and TNA join the UNP led government and support development of the country, that will put SLFP and its allies to permanent opposition place for next decades.

    No-Vote Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:47 AM

    I think pressure is initially mounting from the petty-coat Government in the home front, "Loku Ekakma Illanna Oyath" Ane..."Api Hamadama Loku Emathikam Ne kale, Podi Ewa Mokatada,,Mata Etha kota, Ministry Eka run karanna Unath puluwan...Oya nathi welawata"

    Arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:47 AM

    What is the rights they have to asked key post of the cabinets as UNP has majority to established a govt. Not to consider this peal after signed of MOU

    xlntgson Thursday, 27 August 2015 04:48 AM

    If cross overs are disqualified if taken ministerial post so with defeated in parliament bipartisan is double rule not unity.

    Cheers Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:04 PM

    President and chandrika should be expelled from the party as they have clearly let down the party voters and do not settle for anything less

    Bala Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:05 PM

    Not bargaining - thee scoundrels are blackmailing the winners

    nandanee Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:08 PM

    "COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINNING ....STAYING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS----- WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS" - This is a quote , sorry I do not know whose said so.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:18 PM

    UNP be careful of Chowra Rajini. She is after the SLFP appointments. She will do what she did in 2004 to UNP with my3.

    rew Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:37 PM

    Give them NOTHING

    Alan g Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:11 AM

    who won the election UNP or SLFP. is it not usual for the winner to have the best via DM iOS App

    Rodney Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:41 PM

    Finance for UPFA. You must be joking

    dulan Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:15 AM

    There are 58 comments above .None want to give any important Ministries to SLFP and majority prefers no partnership with SLFP.Is MS and UNP reading

    K. C. John Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:18 AM

    Better to expel all those who supported MR and worked against the President who is the leader of the SLFP.

    kal Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:44 PM

    UNP should cancel the MOU with SLFP and form a Govt. with TNA support.

    Lianal Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:44 PM

    These people should not be offered any ministerial posts what so ever. Their idea is to rob again.

    dasa Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:50 PM

    So business as usual for the politicos. Living off the fat of the land!

    citizen a Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:45 PM

    Sir.(PM).please give up the national government concept and have a UNP government with TNA / MC / JVP.you can count on them more than the SLFP.

    de silva Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:51 PM

    Why he promised it will be only 30.

    lkboy Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:15 AM

    All this for the love to develop the country or personal gain?

    Premalal Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:47 PM

    The looters on the rampage.

    de silva Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:53 PM

    You are correct.JVP is not interested of developing the country.They only was sabotage everything as did always.

    de silva Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:56 PM

    I hope RW will not put the thonduwa to his neck

    steffny Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:50 PM

    This totally bullshit! if we want the SLFP candidates to govern, we would have been voted them instead voting for UNP. We, People decided the government but the government is doing something they wanted. If SLFP demands a few influential ministerial posts please tell them to go away! How many years they enjoyed the privilege under Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa regime? Now this time we, People do not want any of them to sit in influential ministries.. give the change to the ministers who struggled to achieve in UNP. How many years of struggle is this..!!!!! It is a good thing to have a national government but as citizen I prefer that UNP MPs should get the priority and the chance to serve the citizens, because we made them to be our representatives this time!

    UPUL Wednesday, 26 August 2015 05:12 PM

    Just wait

    SriLankan Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:57 AM

    We citizens dont care who governs the country as long as they dont rob.The earlier regime did nothing but looting but this does not mean that the UNP is clean -there are noted ones who are out to plunder and the President the JHU and JVP must be watchful. If the JVP is not willing to join the Govt.efforts should be made to lure some of the new untainted SLFP MPs to cross over. via DM Android App

    usaguy Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:02 AM

    sure they deserve imp portfolios. let the president decide on this. via DM Android App

    Shirlene de Zilwa Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:28 PM

    If the JVP is seriously interested in developing the country they should get together with the UNFGG and form the government with the additional SLMC seat. There will then be no need for a jumbo cabinet.

    Minister of Minister Wednesday, 26 August 2015 05:33 PM

    Let SLFP take over the Important Ministry.....Minister of Ministries. Who will take over this Portfolio

    Raj Wednesday, 26 August 2015 05:35 PM

    So that they can continue swindling

    Rajiv Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:13 AM

    None of our politicians love the country, the want to earn much as possible at the expense of the common man.All of them betrayed us, we are jokers for them.

    karthi Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:33 PM

    All these demands shows how importance is the national unity. End result will be no one is prepared to make any sacrifice for the sake of national unity.

    TBala Wednesday, 26 August 2015 05:47 PM

    Who has won? In a parliamentary election not getting majority is not winning.

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:47 PM

    HANG ALL 225 MPS AS ALL ARE CULPRTITS

    Hubert Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:03 PM

    They should be in jail and unimportant do not let them spoil the good governance

    lalith Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:09 PM

    Give them:Ministry of maintaining WHITE VANSMinistry of WASHING DIRTY CLOTHS ( Laundries)Ministry of UNDERWORLD

    surasena Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:15 PM

    Invite Sampanthan to form the government; at least these people take care of their own people instead personal gain.

    jayasingha Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:18 PM

    If UNP goes alone and forms the government in a short while there will be many cross overs from SLFP and it will be better for the country than this. Have you ever heard the defeated taking the victors for a ride like this

    kan Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:25 AM

    If no other way, give them but watch them day and night.

    LF Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:26 AM

    It is evident from demands made by SLFP members, that contrary to what President Sirisena says, his members want to continue with their old game of looting.

    LF Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:26 AM

    It is evident from demands made by SLFP members, that contrary to what President Sirisena says, his members want to continue with their old game of looting.

    Cobra Wednesday, 26 August 2015 06:47 PM

    Dunnoth epai kiyawi!!!

    philo Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:27 AM

    Surely appointments based on qualification, ability and good character would be better for SL than party allegiance. First and foremost we need a government we can trust.

    Til;ak Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:33 AM

    Why need powerful portfolios after rejected by the people of this country!! Take it or leave it Sir!!!!

    Wele Vidane Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:40 PM

    Who wins?

    Sikuru Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:37 AM

    Do losers who were with MR in stage shouting against National govt deserve any portfolio?

    Henry Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:37 AM

    Dear LKboy 90% of all current politicians are there for personal gains.

    Sri Wickrama Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:43 PM

    From their past experience we know SLFPers are not capable of handling the ministerial posts they seek.

    Raalahamy Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:49 AM

    You do not deserve any of the portfolios requested and mentioned in the news item. Your situation is simple as that.

    clueless Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:49 AM

    Aiyo MS .We want the 30 member cabinet

    Lenski Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:50 AM

    Madness, all this is because they LURRVE the country !

    kamalhot Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:05 PM

    This shows how still greedy these SLFP members, can not forget the taste they had. And they shows how undeveloped minds they have too.

    JVP Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:12 PM

    Agreed 110 %

    mohan Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:56 AM

    You are absolutely correct ! We the voters fallen from frying pan to fire.

    upali Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:03 AM

    You all are creating a difficult situation for the President.

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:34 PM

    All those important Posts were filled by UFPA what have they done to us the people all those posts should be filled by pure UNPers

    Julius ceasar Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:04 AM

    to the victor goes the spoils SLFP should be grateful to even get any post

    Lion Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:05 AM

    I prefere JVP should join with unp instead of SLFP. JVP should accept some minsiterial and can develope and gain peoples wish

    wimal wijeratne Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:53 PM

    They can have the toilets , coconut and Ganja ministries

    simon Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:01 PM

    First there was no SLFP contesting so even if you want you could not. SLFP jointed with UNP and other coalitions to win the elections. Now SLFP are demanding for positions. Whom to blame ??

    Lima Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:44 PM

    RANIL , DO NOT GIVE THEM TO THEIR DEMAND , IF THEY CANNOT ACCEPT WHAT YOU GIVE , ASK THEM TO FLY A KITE AND FORM THE GOVT ALONG WITH TNA AND OTHERS.THIS IS MR GAME PLAN TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY


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