Feb 23, 2018

A cabinet reshuffle this afternoon? Featured

The much-awaited cabinet reshuffle will take place this afternoon (23), say government sources.

According to unofficial sources, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will be given the law and order ministry, while the highways ministry will go to Kabir Hashim, in addition to their present portfolios.

President Maithripala Sirisena was last night handed over a list of the changes in the UNP ministers, the sources say.

Several subjects presently coming under education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, including the archaeology department, will be brought under the ministry of culture.

Also, state ministers Ravindra Samaraweera and Sujeewa Senasinghe and deputy ministers Harsha de Silva and Ajith P. Perera are to be appointed non-cabinet ministers.

Several SLFP ministers too, will have changes to their portfolios, with Mahinda Amaraweera and Dayasiri Jayasekara to be given added responsibilities.

Duminda Dissanayake’s agriculture ministry will go to a senior member of the party, the sources add.