He was speaking to journalists after the reshuffle took place.
'The government has produced a comedy. Part one was unveiled today... Part two will follow on the next day. But will the public laugh? Or cry? Or will they hurl stones? No one knows,' the state minister commented on the cabinet reshuffle.
When a journalist queried whether the PM should be removed from his post, the state minister said the change expected by the public didn't take place at all. However, that change will take place somehow or other, he added.
Speaking further to journalists, he said it seemed that the majority of ministers weren't much positive about today's cabinet reshuffle.
Minister Ajith P. Perera departed without making any remarks to the press while deputy minister Ranjan Ramanayake remarked that the former is unhappy about the new state minister portfolio. Perera was appointed as the new state minister of Prisons and Rehabilitation today.