Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will step down today making the way for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint a new Cabinet, Daily Mirror learns.
The Prime Minister called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday and discussed it. He will have a special Cabinet meeting at 4.00 p.m. today. Afterwards, he will make a public statement announcing his resignation from office.
Later, the President is slated to appoint a small Cabinet to govern the country for a brief period till the dissolution of parliament after March 1, next year.
In the formation of the Cabinet, the leaders of the parties that backed the President will be given preference. According to sources, it will be a Cabinet of 15 members.
At yesterday’s meeting, the Prime Minister brought to the notice of the President the alleged post-election violence targeting the UNP supporters in some areas.
The President promptly instructed the authorities concerned to look into it. (Kelum Bandara)