Apr 30, 2018

A new cabinet to take oaths tomorrow! Featured

A new cabinet will take oaths tomorrow (01), according to president’s office sources.

President Maithripala Sirisena will this morning be handed over a final report that allocates subjects in accordance with a scientific basis, the sources say.

All those who will be given portfolios, including the replacements for the 16 SLFP ministers who had resigned, will be sent invitations today to attend the swearing-in.

The president and the prime minister have agreed that the Rural Economy Ministry under which the Paddy Marketing Board falls, and the Public Adminstation Ministry, will be given to the SLFP, while the UNP will get the Samurdhi Social Empowerment and the Labour Ministries.

Deputy minister Ajith P. Perera has said the UNP has asked for the Samurdhi Social Empowerment Ministry in order to give a permanent solution to poverty in the country.