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* Sri Lanka to name new cabinet Friday
Wed, Apr 21, 2010, 06:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will name his new cabinet on Friday, April 23, a government official said.

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, former minister Maithripala Sirisena has told the state-run radio that the new cabinet is scheduled to be sworn in Friday.

According to Sirisena, The President has decided to limit the cabinet to 40 members. The new cabinet will function until the President takes oaths in his second term in office in November.

A new speaker will be elected tomorrow during the inaugural session of the new parliament. The elected and appointed parliamentarians will take oath before the new speaker. Election of the Deputy Speaker and the chairman of the committees is to follow the MP's swearing-in.

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