New cabinet to be sworn in on Sep 02

New cabinet to be sworn in on Sep 02

August 26, 2015   02:01 pm

The Cabinet of Ministers of the new government will be sworn in next Wednesday (September 02), UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama told Ada Derana. 

However, the first session of the new Parliament after the General Election on August 17 is scheduled to be held on September 01. 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and three Cabinet Ministers of the new government have been sworn in so far.

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa and Resettlement Minister D. M. Swaminathan took oath before the President on August 24.

Meanwhile the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have reached a final consensus over forming a National Government while the two major parties in the country have partially agreed on the ministerial portfolios that will be shared.

According to sources, the SLFP is to receive Highways, Higher Education, Irrigation, Agriculture and Samurdhi ministerial portfolios as per the initial discussions. 

While the SLFP had also sought the Public Administration ministerial portfolio, the UNP leadership had not agreed to this, the source said.  

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Tune in at 6.55pm for Ada Derana main news bulletin on TV Derana

Tune in at 6.55pm for Ada Derana main news bulletin on TV Derana

Four including Moratuwa Mayor arrested by CID

'Derana Stars in Concert' to take place in Melbourne

Four people arrested over illegal gem mining

'Manudam Mehewara' relief distribution in Panduwasnuwara

Bakery owners accuse certain companies of exploiting the people

Galle Face Independent Film Festival to showcase creative side of the struggle

Dan Priyasad arrested over recent attack on protesters