The swearing-in ceremony for new 28 Cabinet ministers and 40 State Ministers commenced in Kandy at the Old King’s Court a short while ago, in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) National List nominee Mohommed Muzammil yesterday (11) said that JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and General Secretary Tilvin Silva, too, should quit in the wake of the latest electoral debacle.
Asitha Hemathilake alias ‘Solta’, the main shooter of ‘Angoda Lokka,’ has been shot dead by the Police when the suspect had attempted to hurl a hand grenade at the police team, at Weliwita, Mulleriya, last evening (11), police said.
The Election Commission has published the extraordinary gazette notification containing the names of 19 Members of Parliament (MPs), who were selected for National List seats at the General Election 2020.
The swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet will be held at the Audience Hall, Magul Maduwa, Kandy under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday, August 12, the President’s Media Division said.