It is reported that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to appoint the new cabinet before November 14.
After Ranil Wickramasinghe assumed the presidency, the last cabinet under Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was reappointed with minor changes on a temporary basis. Dates were fixed on several occasions for the appointment of a permanent cabinet, but it could not be achieved due to the inability to reach an agreement with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
In particular, in the list of names given by Pohottuwa, MPs Johnston Fernando, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Namal Rajapaksa were also proposed for cabinet ministerial positions, but the president had flatly refused to give them ministerial positions.
Requests were repeatedly made to the President about this on several occasions, but the President had not changed his decision.
Accordingly, it is stated that the national organizer of Pohottuwa Basil Rajapaksa has also agreed with the President’s decision.
Sources further stated that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Egypt this weekend to attend the World Conference on Climate Change and the new cabinet will be appointed soon after the visit.