UNP to submit list of nominees for Cabinet posts

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By Kelum Bandara  

The United National Party (UNP) will submit the list of its nominees for Cabinet posts to President Maithripala Sirisena today for appointment, a party source said yesterday.   

Initially, the UNP had decided to confine the size of the Cabinet to 30 members. However, the source said the number will be increased to accommodate those coming from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).   
Several UPFP MPs including the likes of Duminda Dissanayake, Gamini Wijith Wijeyamuni Zoysa, Lakshman Seneviratne and Indika Bandaranayake were planning to join hands with the UNP. Also, UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake is staking a claim for the post of Finance Minister. However, most UNP MPs are opposed to his appointment as the Finance Minister.