UPFA Provincial Council member Najeeb A. Majeed was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the temple Trees a short while ago, sources said.
They said, following the SLMC's decision to support the government in the Eastern Provincial Council, the government had named Majeed for the post with the approval from all the stakeholders.
It was also decided to offer two Ministerial Portfolios to the SLMC.
Meanwhile Minister Rauff Hakeem met the newly appointed Eastern Province Chief Minister Majeed in Colombo on Tuesday.
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