It has been decided to replace ministers, who do not work for the party’s victory, with talented, young MPs in the party. Seniority of the ministers will be disregarded if they fail to win their electorates.
The UNP leadership has told its ministers and MP that they should employ their fullest strength at the election, as it would be a litmus test for the UNP and the Yahapaalana government. Several ministerial positions with the party are to be changed after the polls, with the PM considering reintroducing the senior minister positions. The ministers who fail to secure victory for their electorates will be appointed senior ministers, with the present MPs getting an opportunity to become cabinet ministers.