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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

New comers may receive ministerial portfolios

Colombo, 01 September, (Asiantribune.com):Elected members of the Sabaragamuwa and the North Central Provincial councils will sworn in as Provincial Councilors within this week and the General Secretary of the SLFP Maithreepala Sirisena said former Chief Ministers namely Berty Premalal Dissanayake and Maheepala Herath would be appointed as the Chief Ministers of the respective provincial councils.

However UNP is still on discussions to select their Opposition Leaders .In Sabaragamuwa former Opposition Leader A.A.Wijetunga has shown his interest to hold the post of the Opposition Leader, but Ranjan Ramanayake also shown his interest to hold the similar position.

Major General Janaka Perera who obtained highest votes at the North Central Provincial Council’s election shows his willingness to represent the Opposition Leadership.

Meanwhile Minister Mithreepala Sirisena said a number of new comers who obtained highest votes would receive ministerial portfolios. “It is under consideration, he said.

In the meantime he said another batch of UNP parliamentarians are discussing with the UPFA to join the ruling party. He said there is no final agreement with these MPs and the UPFA.

- Asian Tribune -

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