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UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday stressed the need for a cabinet reshuffle and said if this did not happen, his party would reconsider being in the government.

“A Cabinet reshuffle is a must. It will be done by President Maithripala Sirisena in consultation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The SLFP is keen to have it carried out as early as possible because all SLFP members, party supporters and the public are expecting it,” he said .

The minister said it was a misconception to believe that the portfolios assigned to the UNP should be reshuffled among its members and those assigned to the SLFP reshuffled among its members.

“There is no such agreement between the SLFP and the UNP. President Sirisena has the constitutional authority to appoint any SLFP or UNP member to any of the portfolios after consulting the Prime Minister," he said adding that the President and the Prime Minister had agreed to a reshuffle and the SLFP was insisting that it be carried out as early as possible. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)


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  • AjithZ Saturday, 20 May 2017 12:50 PM

    Easily said than done. Remember that it was not SLFP who brought the president to power. As we all know it was the UNP who led the campaign. Even in the parliament they hold more seats than SLFP including the JO lot. Good luck to president and the PM to do this reshuffle successfully.

    Hora Amarawera Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:02 PM

    Amaray will get a Ministrial position either UNP or Mahinda's PA comes to power, this fellow will somehow beg the winner and end up and victories.

    ananda Saturday, 20 May 2017 09:54 PM

    None of the present cabinet ministers voted MS to become president. They all voted MR to become the president.MS need to keep that on mind. via DM Android App

    Sam Saturday, 20 May 2017 09:01 PM

    These fellows are opportunists boot lickers. Not even a single politician works for the country. via DM iOS App

    Sarath Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:19 PM

    Mangala Samaraweera has earned tremendous international goodwill for Sri Lanka and this Govt. A more recent example is the EU GSP victory for which Mangala Samaraweera was greatly responsible. It would be a huge mistake to replace Mangala. The President would be better advised not to give into every bit of bickering by those of questionable loyalty , but to explain to his dissidents the value, including economic value, which Mangala has brought to the table.

    meloney Saturday, 20 May 2017 07:16 PM

    When the president was elected these SLFP ministers were on the other side giving hard time for the president.Now you all want to do every thing the way you want. Please dont rock the apple cart. Help the president and the prime minister to take the country out of mess which you all created.

    sss Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:55 PM

    Sure. Others need to be rich too

    Shelly. Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:55 PM

    Why a reshuffle.... because Amaraweera and many SLFP ministers want to please MR. But MR will not be satisfied or let them take rest untill this Govt is abundant by them. via DM Android App

    JAN Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:44 PM

    Give each MP Responsible for their each project with duration fine Results very Good performance Fails to do so Sacked them instantly No Reshuffle via DM Android App

    RW Saturday, 20 May 2017 01:27 PM

    tell us clearly what wrong with the present cabinet ministers via DM iOS App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:34 AM

    Mr. Amaraweera, there are many more important matters than Cabinet Reshuffle. Insist, President to take action against all the MR's Alli Babas.

    ceylon Saturday, 20 May 2017 12:22 PM

    it is a must to appoint skillfull such as dr silvaeranranjanajithsenasingha to make ministers. via DM Android App

    Somapala Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:51 AM

    Minister, the nation is eagerly waiting for the elections.

    German Jacob Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:40 AM

    Mr. Minister, you have forgotten because of RW and UNP you guys became Ministers and Deputy Ministers, other-wise, all you rotters would have been in the streets like JO rotters.

    Tilak Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:39 AM

    How many SLFP parliamentarians are in the government. Out of those how many are keeping one leg in the JO?

    Moda Weerawansa Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:38 AM

    Good, come and join with Mahinda's front, but you guys will be treated as 3rd class slaves to work under the defeated king, mind it.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:37 AM

    Mr. Minister, you and your SLFP party will be the losers, if you break up your party, understand. That will lead for a land side victory to UNP in all forth-coming elections.

    Naginda Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:36 AM

    Even such reshuffles of your pack will not save you. Enough now.

    karu Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:34 AM

    Must!Must! Must!You should be out !out !out!


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