JVP ministers, deputies to take oaths Wednesday

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 April 2004, 18:06 GMT]
Four cabinet rank ministers and four deputy ministers of the Sinhala nationalist cum Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), one of the two major constituents of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), are to be sworn-in by Sri Lanka's President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunge, Wednesday morning at the President's House, government sources said.

The first cabinet meeting of the UPFA government with JVP ministers thereafter will be held in the President's House chaired by Ms.Kumaratunge, government sources said.

JVP General Secretary Mr.Tilvin Silva and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Mr.Maithiripala Sirisena Tuesday issued a joint statement stating that the dispute over the allocation of Mahaveli development subject has been resolved satisfactorily.

Mahaveli Development subject will come under a SLFP minister. However, an authority for agricultural activities under Mahaveli Development will be brought under a minister headed by a JVP minister according to an agreement reached by the two parties concerned, political sources said.

 

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