Apr 28, 2018

Samurdhi Ministry to Fonseka! Featured

In the upcoming Cabinet revision, the Prime Minister has recommended that the Samurdhi Ministry, which was hitherto under the SLFP, be given to Minister Sarath Fonseka, the Premier’s office sources revealed.

The President and Prime Minister have agreed to exchange some of the ministries at the next Cabinet reshuffle that were previously allocated to the two parties. Accordingly, the Samurdhi Ministry has been requested for by the UNP with the intention of finding a permanent solution to the country’s poverty, said Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera recently.

He noted that handing over of the Samurdhi Ministry (Social Empowerment) to the UNP is a step in the right direction with the required strength and vigour.

According to internal government sources, the Samurdhi and Labour Ministry which was under the SLFP would be given over to the UNP, while the Higher Education and Public Administration Ministry which was under the UNP would be given over to the SLFP.