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Muslim MPs who resigned from their Cabinet, state and deputy ministerial posts in June this year have decided to accept portfolios once again, one such MP said yesterday.

MP Ameer Ali told the Daily Mirror that all Muslim MPs have decided to accept the ministerial portfolios offered to them.

However, he said the date of swearing in is yet to be decided. “The date for the swearing-in will be decided once President Maithripala Sirisena returns from his current tour to the UK.

Asked whether ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen would also accept the portfolio, the MP said Mr. Bathiudeen has also decided to accept a portfolio.

Cabinet ministers Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem, Kabir Hashim, A. H. M. Haleem and five deputy ministers including Ali Shahir Moulana and A H M Fowzie resigned from their posts on June 3.

Subsequently, parliamentarians Abdul Haleem and Kabir Hashim were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena on June 20, Haleem as the Minister of Posts and Muslim Religious Affairs and Hashim as Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Dr.Raghav Sharma Friday, 12 July 2019 08:17 AM

    Shameless guys ! Probably returning with some sinister plans!

    JJ Friday, 12 July 2019 08:36 AM

    End of the paid holiday... Well done people of Sri Lanka... Make sure they are voted in next time as well.

    Modaya Friday, 12 July 2019 08:36 AM

    We expected this long ago but don’t think that you lot saved Rishad.....

    Jude Friday, 12 July 2019 08:40 AM

    They're going to hold the portfolios UNTIL the NEXT Attack !!! At which point they'll RESIGN again !!! Hmmmm, YOU get THE picture!!!???

    Anver Mohideen Friday, 12 July 2019 08:45 AM

    It is not surprising as all these fellows including other politicians want to enjoy the perks and not to serve the country !

    kumar Friday, 12 July 2019 12:29 PM

    What a crooked plan!. Making all the people are jokers!

    Nadeesha Friday, 12 July 2019 01:13 PM

    Do not think you lot are intelligent and people are fools.

    RP Friday, 12 July 2019 07:39 PM

    The Greatest show on Earth. Shame!

    Karu Friday, 12 July 2019 07:58 PM

    Well nourished Crabs cannot remian in the net forever.

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