Colombo, April 12 (newsin.asia) – Four new ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday, in a temporary cabinet re-shuffle following the resignation of six ministers a day earlier.
A majority of those sworn in were from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is headed by President Sirisena.
Six SLFP cabinet ministers vacated their portfolios from Thursday midnight stating they could not continue work in the unity government.
The SLFP is a main coalition partner in the nation’s unity government along with the ruling United National Party, headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Those who were sworn in, on Thursday were Faizer Mustafa, who was sworn in as the new Sports Minister, Sarath Amunugama who was sworn in as the new Minister of Skills Development and Technology, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya who was sworn in as new Disaster Management Minister and UNP MP, Malik Samarawickrema who was sworn in as Social Empowerment and Labour Minister.
The President’s Media Division said a full cabinet re-shuffle would take place after the local Sinhala and Tamil New Year later this month.