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Cabinet reshuffle likely today: Malik

23 February 2018 04:46 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government hopes to have a Cabinet reshuffle today after discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Malik Samarawickrama told Daily Mirror yesterday that the President and the Prime Minister would decide on the changes to be made.

When asked about the possible changes, he said the two leaders would decide.

The minister, who is known to be a confidant of the Prime Minister, said the two leaders met yesterday to discuss the modalities.

“They will have another round of talks tomorrow,” he said.

When asked whether portfolios would be swapped between the two parties, he said it would be done only if there were mutual agreements between the two parties on such matters. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 12

  • ransam Friday, 23 February 2018 07:03 AM

    Sadly even after red lights at local government elections, there is no urgency in your actions. By the time you people start working after all this dragging on, it will be election times again. But this time people will not be fooled by last minute "election gundu" like salary increases and essential commodity tax reductions just to cover up your inability.

    Cabi-Nut Friday, 23 February 2018 07:13 AM

    Are you getting shuffled out?

    Unchikun Friday, 23 February 2018 08:07 AM

    You mean kicked out?

    WE DON'T THINK SO Friday, 23 February 2018 08:11 AM

    If so he would have kept his trap shut

    Peter Friday, 23 February 2018 08:19 AM

    Of what use a new cabinet when MS is delibrately sabotaging whatever government comes unless his govt. is placed.His adviser KIlly Maharajah is behing the scene for the current mess in the country.The special branch in the police will have to be alert to keep track of what is going on in the country. This current mess has to stop to give the people some sort of peace and harmony.Anymore messing around MS has to go. He was given the chance but he ruined the country due to lack of knowledge of running a country.

    ANTON Friday, 23 February 2018 08:22 AM


    Harry Friday, 23 February 2018 12:18 PM

    Could be Black or White as we have seen at funerals!

    B.S. Don Freddy Friday, 23 February 2018 12:00 PM

    .....showcasing cabinet ot shadow cabinet....

    Lokka Friday, 23 February 2018 12:05 PM

    Whatever you do, we want SF as the Minister of Law and order. Otherwise govt will get a similar or worst result of the Provisional Council Election.

    Yahapala Friday, 23 February 2018 12:16 PM

    Get ridoff your leadership including the Priminister first to save UNP at lesat now. This is the last chance for you. Other wise MARA will back in power for another 20 years no doubt.

    Nimal nanayakkara Friday, 23 February 2018 01:01 PM

    MALIK, King of the UNP royal family

    dickie bird Friday, 23 February 2018 04:48 PM

    Malik.....; So.. who will be replacing the Prime Minister ?What last chance. UNP's sell by date has long expired....

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