Cabinet reshuffle within next four days

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We officially made this request and told the President that MPs of UNF have an issue with those who voted in favour of the No- confidence motion and to remove them

 

By Yohan Perera   

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had met for a discussion on Saturday night had agreed for a Cabinet reshuffle within the next four days,Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.   

 

They have agreed to effect the Cabinet reshuffle before the National New Year, on April 14, he asserted.   


Minister Kariyawasam told a media briefing that the President and Prime Minister met on Saturday night to discuss the current political situation and the duo agreed for a Cabinet reshuffle before the New Year.   


The Minister said the UNP delegation led by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe officially requested the President to remove all SLFP members who voted in favour of the No-confidence motion against the Premier from the Cabinet.   


 “We officially made this request and told the President that MPs of UNF have an issue with those who voted in favour of the No- confidence motion and to remove them,” he said.   


However, the Minister said the President informed the UNP delegation that SLFP Central committee has to decide on those who voted in favour of the no faith motion.   


He said the President also informed the UNP group that SLFP Central Committee will also have to decide on the unity government.   

 

 

UNP delegation led by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe officially requested the President to remove all SLFP members

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