Jan 27, Colombo: There will likely be a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, Sinhala Sunday newspaper, The Lankadeepa, said today quoting unspecified reliable sources.
The newspaper reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing to make the changes in the cabinet positions Monday, January 28.
Eight cabinet portfolios would be changed at this reshuffle, sources said naming some of them to be power and energy, sports, labor, technology and research portfolios.
Some subjects that come under the ministries are also to be changed, reported the newspaper, highlighting that the Board of Investment, which is currently under the Economic Development Ministry would be taken under the Presidential Secretariat.
According to sources, appointment of a new prime minister is also being mooted to replace the ailing PM D.M. Jayaratne.
Several new Deputy Ministers are also to be appointed, the newspaper says.
Final decisions regarding the cabinet reshuffle is likely to be taken today.