It is reported that 40 state ministers will be appointed after the completion of the cabinet.
The President has decided to give a majority of state ministerial posts to the SLPP, which has a majority in the current government. The group of 10 parties as well as the group of parliamentarians who are independent of the SLPP will be given state ministerial posts.
In addition, several members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and several members of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya will be given state ministerial posts.
Secretaries to state ministries will also be appointed and it has been decided to gazette the subjects belonging to those ministries.