MS agrees to appoint UNP MP as State Minister of Law and Order

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Sounding what appears to be a conciliatory note, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have agreed to appoint two members of the United National Party (UNP) one of them as the Minister of Media and the other as the State Minister of Law and Order.

He had met a group of senior UNPers including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and MP Kabir Hashim on Monday night.

During the national unity government with the UNP, there was a separate ministry for law and order with the Police Service under its purview but with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) breaking ranks with the UNP, the President retained the Police Department under the Defence Ministry held by him.

Meanwhile, there is no Cabinet Minister appointed for the Media Ministry. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • D.Balasubramaniam Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:35 AM

    Will it be the only Efficient Field Marshall for law and order

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:40 AM

    And the winner of Law and Order is --------- ?

    Lost Lankan Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:07 AM

    Signs of acceptance for Easter killing

    cheers Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:30 AM

    MS knows his days are numbered with Ranil and UNP/UNF - nothing can stop now as all of you will be binned by people of SL

    Ajja Wednesday, 05 June 2019 03:48 PM

    This shows that he has admitted him self that he is a utter failure in National Security.If it was Pakistan or Malaysia he would have been arrested by now.


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