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President Maithripala Sirisena had stopped all Cabinet meetings until a Cabinet reshuffle, sources said.

Government sources had told our sister paper Lankadeepa, that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had agreed to reshuffle the current Cabinet of Ministers after the return of the Prime Minister from China.

They had also agreed upon the matter at a meeting they had had before the Prime Minister's China visit, sources said.

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle has soured the relationship between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the Government.

It is learnt that several SLFP Parliamentarians had informed the President that they would be compelled to act as an independent group by August, unless the issues that had cropped up between the two parties in the Government were resolved.

It is also learnt that the President had rejected a request by them to review the MoU between the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the UNP and stated that he would take a decision to establish discipline within his party, the SLFP, in the near future.

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  • Desmond Jeromme Monday, 15 May 2017 10:00 AM

    Right decision taken by Hon. President.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 May 2017 10:01 AM

    Yes, Yahapalanaya should work unitedly other-wise MR and his rogues will come to power and play hell.

    Lal Monday, 15 May 2017 10:02 AM

    please change the Finance port polio as the present guy is messing it up by giving his own people to various undue advantages

    Manuel Benjamin Monday, 15 May 2017 10:03 AM

    Very good move. Anyway, Mr. President also now plan to keep the previous Government looters

    Bubble Banda Monday, 15 May 2017 10:05 AM

    If President does not cater the UNP properly, then its a down fall for SLFP, this has to be considered.

    ceylon Monday, 15 May 2017 10:27 AM

    people get tired of hearing these.new one also appoint more big theives. via DM Android App

    shanthapriya Monday, 15 May 2017 10:49 AM

    people voted MS and this govt hoping for a good change.pls try to develop the country and improve the living standard of the people. do not let people like ranjan, rajitha, Ravi K to disgrace the govt. We people really want good governance. we expect much more better development from this govt than what previous govt did for the country

    Lima Monday, 15 May 2017 11:01 AM

    NO USE TALKING , WHERE THE PUNISHMENT TO MR AND THE CROWD FOR ROBBING SRI LANKA AND MURDERING THE INNOCENTS. WE ARE WAITING SINCE JAN 2015. LET US TALK ABOUT THIS BEFORE ANYTHING . MR AND THE CROWD WALKING ON THIS WITHOUT BEING NOTICED , THINKING THAT. SO , TALK FIRST ABOUT THIS

    Edithara LanakaPuthra Monday, 15 May 2017 11:30 AM

    "Same Actors.... Different Characters"

    Shelly. Monday, 15 May 2017 11:46 AM

    Hope Rajapaksa stooges and who creates infights challenging Ranils appointements to UNP(Wijedasa and Hareen elk) are shown (exit) door at this event. We want a disciplinned SLFP and UNP. via DM Android App

    Sunil Monday, 15 May 2017 04:23 PM

    Why wait until RW returns. Act now and act firmly.

    ANTON Monday, 15 May 2017 09:18 AM

    THANKS ....... DON'T SIT FOREVER , CLOSE DOWN THE PARLIAMENT. THERE IS NO USE TALKING BULLSHIT.

    Sambo Monday, 15 May 2017 09:23 AM

    Dear Mr. President, Please make sure that you through out all the rubbish big or small, and disinfect the parliament from future germs getting in as the parliament now stinks even worse than Meetotumulla.

    Azad Monday, 15 May 2017 09:42 AM

    Body shuffle - not mid shuffle. Same minds, new bodies

    rew Monday, 15 May 2017 09:44 AM

    Mission to no where.


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