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President Maithripala Sirisena today said a comprehensive Cabinet reshuffle would take place soon.

Speaking to the heads of media institutions during a meeting held this morning, the President said a committee from both parties of the government would be appointed to decide on the reshuffle.

He also invited all members of Parliament to strengthen the government.

Meanwhile, the President said the Local Government Elections Act needs to be amended because of the distortions in the new Act.

“The number of LG members should be reduced to 4,000 from 8,000,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 47

  • Nama Friday, 06 April 2018 11:24 AM


    Gamaya Friday, 06 April 2018 11:28 AM

    Is that his name now ?

    Why Friday, 06 April 2018 11:48 AM

    @Nama For reason, you say so .?

    Sathya Friday, 06 April 2018 05:10 PM

    He had it before before and during 2015; but actually not now.

    Johan Friday, 06 April 2018 05:47 PM

    Within 5years so many cabinet reshuffle it is like musical chairs game finally Ministers what they can plan and do.just mark time and get all privileges that's all

    Woter Friday, 06 April 2018 11:33 AM

    Pls. remove all double gamers. Wise decision to reduce LG numbers.

    TOm Friday, 06 April 2018 11:36 AM

    The only thing that this coalition govt has done for the past 3 years is cabinet reshuffles! USELESS!

    Raji Friday, 06 April 2018 11:37 AM

    I don’t think any one has confidence in him to do what he says he will do. Just words with no meaning

    willowsd Friday, 06 April 2018 11:47 AM

    Hope you would give the due place to the FM Sarath Fonseka?

    Dee Friday, 06 April 2018 11:47 AM

    Where is SB?

    kudson Friday, 06 April 2018 11:48 AM

    while the president is talking jazzthe Corrupt crooks at the CMC are ripping off the valuable teak trees at the Elie House Park and building a swimming pool next to the garbage dump the stench is unbearablethe one of a kind park in colombo has been completely destroyed by the current commissioner of the CMCHalf of the park was deforrested forthe sathutu uyanawhich is a complete failurecan the public have the cost of these corrupt adventures By the CMCwhere is PRECIFAC when needed

    Waco Friday, 06 April 2018 11:49 AM

    Hisa Radeta Kotta Marukoranava,Mark time !

    Thomas Friday, 06 April 2018 11:49 AM

    First of all get the Cabinet Ministers who voted against the Prime Minister sacked, they have no right to be ministers under the Prime Minister

    Sim Friday, 06 April 2018 11:50 AM

    Appointment ministers who can work collectively for the benefit of the masses without 2020 in their mind

    Ssen Friday, 06 April 2018 11:57 AM

    Reshuffle is not enough, appointing new Boards to the collapsing SOEs Is the need of the hour. Some of them loose millions daily due to corruption and inefficiency. President, act fast do it today.

    stardust Friday, 06 April 2018 11:54 AM

    Remember we want SF as minister of law and order and also replace the minister of foreign affairs. Give a ministry to Eran W. and Harsha d.S. via DM Android App

    stardust Friday, 06 April 2018 11:57 AM

    Must kick out the 16 traitors or you will have a bleak future. via DM Android App

    Jiffry Melbourne Friday, 06 April 2018 12:01 PM

    He is inviting all MP’s it means including those Ministers who voted for the no confidence motion. When they says they have no confidence on PM how they could work with him. I think President is trying to put the country into deep trouble before the masses vote him out at next election. No one trust the President as he had forgotten who brought him to this seat

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 06 April 2018 12:01 PM


    sigiriya Friday, 06 April 2018 12:02 PM

    The President must have confidence in the new Cabinet and the Members of the new Cabinet must have confidence in the Prime Minister.Wishing you all the best!

    Suranjith Friday, 06 April 2018 12:55 PM

    Double game Boru karaya General public knows Lokka from one end protecting certain rouges in previous regime

    Sincere Friday, 06 April 2018 01:22 PM

    A comprehensive reshuffle after a few weeks of the in-comprehensive shuffle! Jolly good!!

    Ganesh Friday, 06 April 2018 01:34 PM

    Impeachment should be brought against this double game betrayer President who is no more fit to rule the country since he who can not control his party people instead made it into 3 factions which is ideal for UNP. This is said to blessings in disguise . God is there .Srisena lost his face due to his political immaturity

    Rondy Friday, 06 April 2018 06:20 PM

    When a 'weda bari tasan' becomes a president of a country what else can you expect?

    Muhammad Friday, 06 April 2018 01:46 PM

    Hope field marshal will get the defence ministry

    VJ Friday, 06 April 2018 02:03 PM

    The PM should do this and the president should be informed.

    Nuwan Friday, 06 April 2018 02:04 PM

    President is working too hard to save himself, while the country, its economy and security slump. The best thing to do is now to send home all SLFP ministers, or give them the option to join UNP. Let UNP form a government. Give the opposition leadership to the SLPP.

    Let Friday, 06 April 2018 02:07 PM

    Use your sword to Cut your back

    Bala Friday, 06 April 2018 04:06 PM

    Shuffling the pack of jokers till he comes up with a trump card. HaHa. Vain effort.

    chams Friday, 06 April 2018 04:08 PM

    Remove yourself!

    william Friday, 06 April 2018 04:12 PM

    If the Ministers who voted for the Resolution to remove the PM want desperately to hold on totheir portfolios it simply reflects their greed forPower and more importantly perks and money

    Geeth shirantha Friday, 06 April 2018 04:16 PM

    Good decision to reduce LG bodies soon as citizens are not in a position to maintain them.

    nimal Friday, 06 April 2018 04:23 PM

    shuffle shuffle shuffle there is no solutions for trouble.

    SLG Friday, 06 April 2018 05:40 PM

    It's so heartbreaking to see the state of our country at present. Such a Beautiful country but it will never develop in the presence of corrupt politicians. I guess politicians( The majority) fail to realise that they aren't going to die taking all their money, fame and fortune with them. Just the Good and Bad deeds.

    Buddhist Friday, 06 April 2018 05:47 PM

    At least now will the President appoint Sarath Fonseka as Minister of Law and Order?

    Patriot Friday, 06 April 2018 05:48 PM

    All those in the yahapalanaya who had no confidence in their prime minister should now graceful leave the yahapalanaya and let the members who have confidence do their job.

    rajan Friday, 06 April 2018 05:53 PM

    Cabinet should be reduced to 30. RW will be the PM. Those who signed the NCM do not have the moral right to serve in his cabinet. They should, if they have any self respect left in them, resign ! MS should co-habitat with the UNF Balance of the SLFP government to fulfill all the pledge given to the people and complete his term and go home.

    Ceylon Friday, 06 April 2018 06:03 PM

    Your redhafles are same like your all other things,in short,garbage.stupid.when you resign ?.resign before impeach you.

    Bakir Friday, 06 April 2018 06:25 PM

    PM, Take immediate action against the culprits who are with you.

    Rikaz Friday, 06 April 2018 07:49 PM

    When are you all going to do something good for the country...? From the moment you won its all about government forming, cabinet shuffle etc.... I am seriously tired of this....

    Lanki Friday, 06 April 2018 07:54 PM

    If President does not appoint Sarath Fonseka Minister of Law and Order impeach the President. This alone would be a strong reason why he should go.

    bert Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:23 PM

    You are correct. Its the right time to go after all those crooks.

    sg Friday, 06 April 2018 08:01 PM

    That is good but try to maintain gender balance reasonably..

    Hubert Saturday, 07 April 2018 08:18 AM


    Jaliya Saturday, 07 April 2018 08:47 AM

    No matter how many times you re-shuffle ... it's the same old deck of cards with two jokers and no KINGS.

    Sils Saturday, 07 April 2018 09:32 AM

    SL needs a Leadership that will uphold RIGHT DOING and NOT wrong doing. No citizen of a country is above its law. The law is there to uphold RIGHT DOING and PUNISH wrong doing. Before you invite all the members of parliament to strengthen the government, get RID of the ROGUES and give them their due punishment. "RIGHT AND WRONG DONT GO HAND IN HAND"

    G.M. Jayawardena Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:42 AM

    Will this ever improve the existing govt services? Health, transport, Education and other govt services.... For instance ...Transport service ....Srilankan people are simply fed up of using these cheap quality buses since 1977 that no politician or any govt has ever thought of changing these converted lorry buses.

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