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* Sri Lanka to make key changes in the cabinet tomorrow
Sun, Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make several changes in the present cabinet of ministers on Monday, his Spokesperson Mohan Samaranayake said today confirming the speculations of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.

The newly appointed ministers and deputy ministers will take oaths before President Rajapaksa tomorrow, the Spokesperson said.

Eight cabinet portfolios are expected to be changed at the reshuffle, and they will be in Power and Energy, Petroleum, Education, Environment, Sports, State Administration, Labor, Technology and Research portfolios.

Several new Deputy Ministers are also to be appointed, according to media reports.

Unconfirmed sources say that the present Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka will be appointed as the Minister of Science and Technology. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage is to swear in as the Minister of Power and Energy.

Minister Susil Premajayantha is likely to be given Environment Ministry while Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa will be appointed as the Minister of Petroleum. One time Minister of Sports Gamini Lokuge may take oath as Minister of Sports while Pavithra Wanniarachchi is likely to swear in as Minister of Labour.

Present Deputy Ministers Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza, Jayaratne Herath and Duminda Dissanayaka are slated to be appointed as Ministers.

Some subjects that come under the ministries are also reportedly to be changed. It is expected to take the Board of Investment, which is currently under the Economic Development Ministry, under the Presidential Secretariat.



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