Sri Lanka’s new cabinet to be sworn in Monday

[TamilNet, Sunday, 21 November 2010, 14:29 GMT]
Sri Lanka's new Cabinet is to be sworn in Monday at 10:00 a.m. Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to administer oaths to new ministers and deputy ministers in the Presidential Secretariat, according to Presidential Media Unit. D. M. Jayaratne is to continue as the Prime Minister. The number of cabinet rank ministers is to rise to fifty, according to political sources.

Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, T. B. Ekanayake and Dilan Perera who are currently holding deputy minister portfolios are expected to be elevated to the cabinet rank.

Rauf Hakeem, leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is also expected to be appointed as Minister of Justice.

The recent crossovers from the main opposition United National Party Lakshman Seneviratne, Rauf Hakeem, Abdul Cader are also expected to be appointed as ministers with cabinet rank.

 

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