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A few more Cabinet ministers of the new government are slated to be sworn in this evening , Daily Mirror learns . President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is planning for the appointment of 18 ministers in addition to himself and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who will retain some portfolios. Besides ,there will be 30 state ministers.

Four ministers have already been sworn in . According to inside sources , ten slots will be reserved for MPS of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and its independent group and the rest to MPS from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB).

Discussions are underway with the individual MPS of these parties on the portfolios to be assigned to them .

The portfolios such as judiciary and agriculture will be assigned to the MPS elected on the SLPP ticket . The prime minister will also function as the finance minister in the new government. A top source said the government will have a comfortable majority with the SLFP joining in.

Also , the government has decided to appoint a female MP as the deputy speaker of Parliament. It will be either the SLFP’S Sudarshani Fernandopulle or SJB’S Rohini Kaviratne.(Kelum Bandara)


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  • Mudalali Monday, 16 May 2022 10:48 AM

    What a joke!

    Rohan Seneviratne Monday, 16 May 2022 12:37 PM

    What is so funny you looser

    Waco Monday, 16 May 2022 12:26 PM

    Appoint Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka as the “ Law and Order” Minister , State Minister for Defence and the Minister In Charge of the Deprtment of Police.

    niranjana Monday, 16 May 2022 12:36 PM

    No need of too many ministers. Stop all perks. The ministers coming should be able to work with Ranil

    KM Rafeek Monday, 16 May 2022 12:43 PM

    again jokers cabinet

    Free Monday, 16 May 2022 12:57 PM

    SL doesn’t learn from the past, again old corrupt politicians

    Anthony. R Monday, 16 May 2022 01:01 PM

    A comedy of Errors. LOL

    Prithiviraj De Silva Monday, 16 May 2022 01:05 PM

    Why only 30 State ministers? Why not 50 or 100 ? Let the party begin! Vehicles, backup vehicles, allowances, official houses, private secretaries etc etc!

    is 50 enough Monday, 16 May 2022 01:25 PM

    why aney only 50?? make it 225. one minister for each seat...

    Aram Monday, 16 May 2022 01:27 PM

    Again number one SLPp thieves. What to say

    Ram Monday, 16 May 2022 01:27 PM

    Let us live in hope that MPs with pending cases will not be appointed like the way Ranatunga appointed

    Mano Manoharan Monday, 16 May 2022 01:43 PM

    People do not want Rajapaksas in the cabinet if Ranil goes in the wrong path it will be a disaster for him and the country

    Wickremasinghe Monday, 16 May 2022 01:43 PM

    Same damn jokers will be back again. These fellows must be totally brain dead.

    Tulus Fernandi Monday, 16 May 2022 01:54 PM

    The Comedy Actors don't know whether they are coming or going while the countrymen are suffering from want of essential items

    Siri Herath Monday, 16 May 2022 02:00 PM

    Never mind all that. What happens to the MAIN DEMAND of the people :- GOTA GO HOME. No amount of fiddling around will do.

    AL Monday, 16 May 2022 02:15 PM

    All came out and spoke in such a derogatory manner about RW and the Govt and now all are one happy band wagon of crooks. These are the men running this country - NO ethics, no morals, no scruples. A bunch of frauds.

    AB Monday, 16 May 2022 02:15 PM

    Final episode of Sri Lanka's dirty politics in progress

    GIA LANKA Tuesday, 17 May 2022 12:31 AM

    SRI LANKA BRAVE YOUTH MUST UNITE


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