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The United National Party (UNP), the key ally of the government, has finally consented to the proposed Cabinet reshuffle to scheduled for Monday.

Initially, the UNP had opposed any changes to the portfolios assigned to its members. However, the party leadership had given the green light for a change in the portfolios after a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is to be appointed as Foreign Minister; Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to be appointed as Finance and Media Minister; Media Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke to be appointed as Minister of Public Administration and Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara to be appointed as Minister of Lands

Changes are to be made to the portfolios earlier assigned to the members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headed by the President.

Meanwhile, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said she too believed that it would be better to carry out a Cabinet reshuffle. (Kelum Bandara)


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  • Das Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:51 PM

    This proposed reshuffle would be like shuffling the same pack of cards - the same set of MPs will exchange portfolios.How will this affect the way the state machinery will function.

    baba Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:03 PM

    what happened to the best finance ministerloketa parakase gedarata maragathe via DM Android App

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:05 PM

    Good idea, DM please forward this comment to President Sirisena and PM Ranil.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 20 May 2017 09:50 PM

    Amaray is playing a double game, who has 50% links with MR, that is why he is struggling.

    TONY Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:51 PM

    THEY SHOULD APPOINT BASIL TO A NEW MINISTRY CALLED "CROWD PULLER" TO GET BIGGER CROWDS FOR MEETINGS AT OTHERS COSTS

    TONY Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:48 PM

    GOVT SHOULD RETHINK MAKING MANGALA FM

    ceylon Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:33 PM

    remive sirisena from cabinet.he is none performing. via DM Android App

    Lokka Saturday, 20 May 2017 06:30 PM

    Rishard Badurdeen should be given a portfolio where money is not involved.

    Selvyn Saturday, 20 May 2017 05:28 PM

    SLFP will be happy to see Ravi out of Finance and in fact he did a good job in the interest of the country via DM Android App

    kumaran Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:51 PM

    Shutting the door after the horse has bolted

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:14 AM

    There are so many major issues SriLanka is facing, purchasing of Luxury vehicles and Cabinet Reshuffle are not so important at this instance.

    BV Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:40 PM

    Same old wine in new bottles,Is it?

    Shelly. Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:01 PM

    UNP better get out rather than agreeing to a action which will again put SRI LANKA in a international BLAK LIST. via DM Android App

    JAN Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:47 PM

    FM remove him firstly and poor performance MPs demote them or sacked them Give them Responsibilities with time frame to prove their work via DM Android App

    rew Saturday, 20 May 2017 01:09 PM

    Can't believe this till it really happens, as we have two big time humbugs who have been promising this for so long.

    Junda Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:53 AM

    Oh! The buddy wheeler dealers are up in arms. Nice.

    Andrew Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:03 AM

    Why isn't Dr harsha de silva nominated as the finance minister. he is much qualified than Mangala.

    Moda Weerawansa Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:20 AM

    People are least worried about this reshuffle, all what we want is the Govt. should keep up their promises i.e. arrest all the looters in the previous government including Mahinda.

    Manuel Benjamin Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:17 AM

    If so, give all the powers of Defense to SF and he knows how to deal with Mahinda and his gangsters.

    German Jacob Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:16 AM

    Changing the dies will not help anyway, keeping the Election Promises - catching all the thieves of Alli Baba Mahinda is most important.


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