Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Ministerial portfolios vacated by SLFP ministers will still be assigned to the party
Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 12:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: The cabinet ministerial portfolios vacated by the resignation of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ministers of the unity government who voted for the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Rani Wickremesinghe, will still be assigned to the party, a government source said.

During the anticipated cabinet reshuffle the portfolios vacated by six SLFP cabinet ministers will be assigned to another group of SLFP ministers, the source said.

Cabinet Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, WDJ Seneviratne, Chandima Weerakkody, and SB Dissanayake handed over their resignation letters to President Maithripala Sirisena today.

President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that a cabinet reshuffle will be held soon and the SLFP MPs will be presented with the vacant ministerial portfolios.

It is reported that Angajan Ramanathan and Cader Mastan who were not given any state or a deputy ministerial portfolio will be able to secure posts of state or deputy minister.

Meanwhile, 26 SLFP ministers and MPs who abstained from voting for the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will remain and work with the government and the group has held discussions with the President this evening.

The SLFP ministers who abstained from voting for the no-confidence motion against Premier will not leave the unity government with the United National Party (UNP) even if the 16 ministers who voted in favor of the motion leave the government, UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Motions filed requesting five-judge SC panel, and remove Judge Eva Wanasundera from panel hearing Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal
-- [30 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister expects President to respect the SC ruling
-- [1 hour and 46 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules President's decision to dissolve parliament illegal
-- [2 hours ago]
Supreme Court to deliver verdict on petitions against dissolution of parliament today
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka pledges US$ 15,000 to UNHCR's 2019 programs
-- [9 hours ago]
Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference
Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to hear appeal against Interim Order on Mahinda Rajapaksa & Cabinet on December 14th
Sri Lanka's Appeal Court postpones hearing Quo Warranto against Mahinda Rajapaksa and cabinet until January
Bank of Ceylon launches World MasterCard to offer world class benefits

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.