Apr 15, 2022

New cabinet to swear in on April 18th

The new Cabinet is to swear in next Monday (18), reports say.

The government delegation is scheduled to leave on the same day for discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is said that the cabinet is to be sworn in before that as it is important for the government to portray political stability in the country.

'Lankadeepa' reports that although the government has invited multiple parties to accept new ministerial portfolios, they have refused to accept. In this backdrop, former ministers as well as several state ministers who have shown high performance levels are to be sworn in as the ministers of the new Cabinet, it adds.

However, it is reported that Basil Rajapaksa, Chamal Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and Shashindra Rajapaksa will not be included in the new cabinet.

Only 2,000 core revolutionists?

Meanwhile, it is said that the government is also focusing on an intelligence report which states that the number of steady figures involved in the uprising is 2000.

It has further noted that others are mainly those who 'arrive and depart' and that they would not back the core revolutionists on a long term basis.