May 07, 2017

President decides not to attend cabinet meetings, if no cabinet reshuffle!

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to not attend cabinet meetings if the prime minister continues to disagree to carry out a cabinet reshuffle, a spokesman for the president’s office told Sri Lanka Mirror.

The president has told a leading UNP minister, who is also close to the PM, that the cabinet meeting on May 09 would be his last if there was no cabinet reshuffle.

President Sirisena has also assured that none of the ministries now with the UNP would be taken over by the SLFP.