Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mangala, Ravi gets Foreign Affairs

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May 15, 2017
It is reported that the cabinet reshuffle that had been expected but continued to be postponed would definitely take place soon. An agreement has been reached between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to carry out the reshuffle as soon as Mr. Wickremesinghe returns from his China tour.
Accordingly, an agreement has been reached to give the post of finance minister that has run to controversy to Mr. Mangala Samaraweera and Mr. Ravi Karunanayaka to be made the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Media had earlier reported that Mr. Ravi Karunanayaka had said he would sit with the opposition if he is removed from the post of Minister of Finance. However, Mr. Karunanayaka has been pressurized to take a step back due to the crisis that has surfaced between the SLFP and the UNP.