Feb 16, 2018

Cabinet reshuffle on 20th: President to take over economic affairs subjects Featured

The government has decided to continue under the premiership of Ranil Wickremesinghe after effecting a significant cabinet reshuffle on February 20, says minister Lakshman Kiriella.

The change in ministerial portfolios will be done under the supervision of the president and the PM and as per the MoU that was signed between the UNP and the SLFP, he says.

There will be minor changes to the subjects allotted for each party, according to Kiriella.

The two leaders had decided that a cabinet reshuffle should be done halfway into the unity government, and the result of the local government polls paved the way for that, he says.

Meanwhile, president’s office source sources say that when that happens, the president is due to takeover several subjects under economic affairs.

Several Indian governments and cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne too, have said the present government would continue.

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