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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* A new full cabinet will be sworn in next week - Minister Rajitha
Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 10:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: A new full Cabinet will be sworn in next week, Minister of Health and the co-cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

The Health Minister made this statement addressing a ceremony held at the Panadura Divisional Secretariat Saturday to distribute equipment to 14 youth and women's societies in the Panadura Divisional Secretariat Division.

Expressing his views further, the Minister said the new cabinet has been prepared under a scientific study and a full cabinet will be sworn in. the list of the cabinet that has been prepared is scheduled to be sworn in after discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena when he returns from London.

"Thereafter, the government is launching a new program to take a forward journey targeting the next elections," he said.

The Minister said he suggested the two main parties to join and come forward together to contest the local government elections, but there were more pundits to teach the politics. Although the Prime Minister accepted his suggestion, the lawyers with the President had a different opinion. "That is why we received such a controversial result," he said.

Minister Senaratne also stressed that the Joint Opposition cannot win the 2020 elections. "They would not even get 50% without the Tamil and Muslim votes," he said adding that the current government will unite all the forcers and win all the elections.

"Since we have learned the lesson from the local government elections we will launch a proper program for the people. If we are divided we will lose. United we can win," he said.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Local politico, four others arrested for stealing water pumps
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe
-- [4 hours ago]
Operations of two generators of Sri Lanka's coal power plant halted for maintenance
-- [4 hours ago]
Sports Minister appoints a committee to look into amending the Sports Act
-- [7 hours ago]
President tours flood-hit Chilaw area to observe relief operations
-- [7 hours ago]
Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 20, over 150,000 affected
-- [8 hours ago]
Retired SC judge to conduct an independent inquiry into match fixing allegations
John Keells PBT increases by 21 percent to Rs. 27.63 billion for FY 2017/18
Government allocates Rs. 69 million to provide relief to people affected by adverse weather
India invites applications for Self-Financing Professional Course

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.