The swearing-in of the new cabinet has been postponed until next week, according to internal sources.
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the new Prime Minister on May 12 and a week has passed today. However, only four members of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s party have been sworn in by the cabinet.
Sources say that the swearing-in of the new cabinet has been delayed due to the fact that some politicians who had expressed their desire to join Ranil Wickremesinghe’s party have joined the new cabinet.
Sources further stated that the new cabinet will be sworn in by next week.