The president and the prime minister have reached agreement in that regard, with Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue as the premier. However, there will be a complete cabinet reshuffle, most likely in the coming week. As we reported previously, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is to succeed Sagala Ratnayake as the law and order minister, with the president already receiving a request in that regard.
Meanwhile, several ministers are to sit in the opposition after a failed attempt by a group of SLFP ministers to form a government with Nimal Siripala de Silva as the prime minister. They will announce their decision at a media briefing.