Sagala to get Law and Order, Swaminathan gets Prisons portfolios

Sagala Ratnayake

Minister Sagala Ratnayaka is tipped to take oaths as the Law and Order Minister in addition to his portfolio of Southern Development. Meanwhile D.M. Swaminathan is reported to get the Prisons portfolio in addition to his portfolios Rehabilitation and Resettlement.

These new appointments are to be made to the portfolios made vacant after the resignation of Tilak Marapana.

The then Minister of Law, Order and Prisons Reforms Tilak Marapana tendered his resignation as a Cabinet Minister to President Maithripala Sirisena on November 9.

This came after several Cabinet Ministers and civil society leaders expressed their concern on Marapana’s recent statement regarding the Avant Garde armoury at the Parliament.

(Ada Derana)