Cabinet reshuffle before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year – Akila
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had met for a discussion Saturday night, had agreed on a Cabinet reshuffle within the next four days, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.
Kariyawasam also said that the United National Party (UNP) has officially informed the President that the party is unable to work with the SLFP Ministers and MPs who voted in favour of the no-confidence motion against the PM.
A group of UNP Parliamentarians had decided to hand over a no-confidence motions to the Speaker against six Ministers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala, who supported the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The motions, signed by 20 UNP MPs, was against Ministers S.B. Dissanayake, W.D.J. Seneviratne, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Chandima Weerakkody, Dayasiri Jayasekara and Dpeuty Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala.
However, the very same day the Prime Minister instructed the UNP backbencher parliamentarians to withdraw the No-Confidence motions as it was not a decision of the party.
He had asserted that the issues which have arisen with the SLFP would be resolved through negotiations.
Meanwhile the SLFP Ministers and MPs who voted in favour of the No Confidence Motion have reportedly requested the President to remove them from their posts.
On Friday, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the future of the current cabinet ministers and the proposed reshuffle would be discussed at the Central SLFP Committee meeting scheduled to be held on Monday (April 9) and the reshuffle will be studied by a joint committee of the two parties and it would be done in a scientific manner.
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Keep changing the pillows to cure a headache.
It is understandable RW has to reward who supported him at the NCM. I am sure Wijedasa Rajapakse will be given a Minister Post.
The outcome of RW’s master plot is now visible.
The UNP will insist on the ‘disloyal’ SLFP Ministers being relieved of their portfolios.
This will drive the ‘disloyal’ SLFP’ers to the JO.
The JO and UNP are bosom pals. Once the numbers in the JO are boosted, the UNP and JO will jointly support the JVP initiative to abolish the Presidency.
That will be a great victory for the citizens of this country.
The question is why only were the UNP ministers reshuffled and not the SLFP ministers why is it a one sided reshufle
to reshuffle a pack of old hacks will not achieve what the people are aspiring.