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A 59 member cabinet with 18 new faces was sworn in by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat following his swearing in for the second term as the executive President on Friday. (SAJ)














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  • Dham Monday, 22 November 2010 09:13 AM

    New Guiness World Record, they are on the way to present the prize 'Punnakku' for voters gave permission to establish this large cabinet.

    Ceylonese Monday, 22 November 2010 07:58 AM

    No one knows how to develop the country. It's a historical truth. SL is still in 1960's, see the roads, see the government buses (CTB). etc. Just compare with the developed countries.

    noname Monday, 22 November 2010 08:00 AM

    Please mind your words! now we all are sri Lankans

    Assay Bayai! Monday, 22 November 2010 08:04 AM

    mate no need to go to developed countries go to Delhi and see their CTB buses! ours should be not in the museum but in History books!

    Faqi Monday, 22 November 2010 08:14 AM

    M.L.A.M Hisbullah, when and how came to parliament?

    Kepptipaula Monday, 22 November 2010 08:16 AM

    Right man for the right job. Mervyn for Public Relations, Public Affairs and Punishment Affairs!

    polmess Monday, 22 November 2010 08:22 AM

    He's got the most suitable post. Now he can continue poking his nose into other people's affairs.

    Jif Monday, 22 November 2010 08:36 AM

    Not any Minister, but the minister of Public Relations ! :)

    w.g.l Monday, 22 November 2010 08:46 AM

    why G L Peris not a senior minister very sin

    Jail Ministry Monday, 22 November 2010 08:50 AM

    SF will be sworn in as Minister of Jail Affairs

    True LANKAN Monday, 22 November 2010 09:03 AM

    Minister of Public relations ??? Dr.Silva ??? Budu ammmoooo......

    sethua Monday, 22 November 2010 09:11 AM

    Be good

    Dingimahattaya Monday, 22 November 2010 07:45 AM

    Rauf Hakeem was a partner of SF, now he is the Justice Minister, how he will handle the case of SF.
    Dingi-USA

    Concerned Monday, 22 November 2010 09:16 AM

    Ooh, he is Minister of Productivity promotions. Is that the bone he got for betraying SF?

    jay Monday, 22 November 2010 12:23 PM

    Those who have been "kicked upstairs"

    sinhalaya Monday, 22 November 2010 01:24 PM

    How can MR be the Executive President, when he doesn't even have the power to reduce the size of his Cabinet? His hands are tied by the very Ministers he has appointed!

    Sam-bots Monday, 22 November 2010 01:52 PM

    Any one knows what happened to Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya? Is he missing?

    krishna Monday, 22 November 2010 02:39 PM

    What a haywire country.

    MagodisThuma Monday, 22 November 2010 02:43 PM

    Same Kasippu in a new bottle !.

    mohan Monday, 22 November 2010 05:01 PM

    who destroys and destroyed this country. this is one nation.

    MikeP Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:37 AM

    You need to do a annual Appraisal if these guys are worthwhile in their capacities or having joy rides from poor tax payers money.If this is not done no productivity from the ministers and no development which will have a huge telling on public money.

    kosala Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:16 AM

    God bless for every body

    sangaralingham Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:24 PM

    country and its governing forces up in heaven watching all of you. be honest be responsible. no greed. share live letlive attitude. discontent jealousy must be out of the mind.

    Dignity Monday, 22 November 2010 06:50 AM

    Just before was the news item where the henchman said no new comers !

    pbj Monday, 22 November 2010 06:21 AM

    See the miracle of Asia!

    pembara madhu Monday, 22 November 2010 06:24 AM

    what about our beloved Mervin Silva? Please make him defence minister. please...

    nishan Monday, 22 November 2010 06:29 AM

    Now there will be pay hike to public servants I'm sure to maintain this CABINET.

    Unarmed Gunman Monday, 22 November 2010 06:31 AM

    Make marvin the minister of woman welfare

    lankaputha Monday, 22 November 2010 06:33 AM

    he got a ministrial post.. the bribe for all licking jobs he did

    believeit ornot Monday, 22 November 2010 06:38 AM

    Why so few? Others coming later?

    Modaya Monday, 22 November 2010 06:39 AM

    Why not he is a minister. Not yet known what is his ministry. Without him how can MR survive?

    Senior Citizen Monday, 22 November 2010 06:39 AM

    The world's largest Jumbo Cabinet!! Should enter the Guiness Book with the largest cooked Kiri Bath!! Balancing the act Mahinda way!!!

    sanus Monday, 22 November 2010 06:46 AM

    Mervin Silva is a cabinet minister. This shows the caliber of this Govt.

    Srilal Monday, 22 November 2010 06:49 AM

    The previous talk of a cabinet not more than 40 has gone for a six.I am sure srilanka is the smallest country with the largest cabinet.What a wonder!!!.

    Modawansa Monday, 22 November 2010 06:19 AM

    All other MP's will be appointed as non cabinet ministers.

    anil Monday, 22 November 2010 06:52 AM

    PRESIDENT SAID THE CABINET WILL NOT EXCEED 35 DURING THE ELECTIONS. SEE NOW. THIS IS THE WAY HE TREATS OUR FOOLISH PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM

    impartial Monday, 22 November 2010 07:00 AM

    Thank you for taking another step towards reducing the cost of living of Sri Lanka. Mor eministers will do more work.

    PS: So many cooks nobody cooks.

    Jude Monday, 22 November 2010 07:12 AM

    because all the sri lankans are fools. otherwise how we selected this idiot :-)

    Saradial Monday, 22 November 2010 07:14 AM

    Another Guiness Record!

    Jmishra Monday, 22 November 2010 07:18 AM

    Minister pf Public relations and Public relations for Dr.Mervin. What a perfect choice. Well done MR. It clearly shows the current status of SL ..

    deshapria Monday, 22 November 2010 07:26 AM

    Do all the women have to wear hijabs now, with a Muslim deputy minister?

    mahesh Monday, 22 November 2010 07:27 AM

    any body knows what is senior minister means ????

    malkanthi Monday, 22 November 2010 07:28 AM

    What a ministry, the one never had any good relationship with public nor the society. Hope he will either improve or ruin further.

    malkanthi Monday, 22 November 2010 07:30 AM

    Most ministers hold the same posts ministry, mahindananda is incompetent to handle sports. Thuggery, corruption will be further developed.

    Nimal Monday, 22 November 2010 07:36 AM

    Those who are above70 yrs of age.


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