20 April, 2024


Prez And PM Will Decide How Subjects And Institutions Will Be Assigned To Ministries

Following the swearing in of new cabinet ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are set to discuss how to apportion subjects and institutions among the various ministries, sources close to both told Colombo Telegraph.

This will probably be finalized after the President delivers his policy speech when Parliament reconvenes on May 8, sources added.

Although the President has the power to assign subjects and institutions to ministries, he is expected to consult the Prime Minister, Colombo Telegraph learns.

‘This has always been the case. The President has been extremely accommodating of the Prime Minister’s suggestions in matters such as this and there’s no reason to expect things to be different now,’ sources explained.

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  • 4

    Will that make any difference to the country and the people? That is the million dollar question.

    • 2

      None is the answer; just as “Scientific Cabinet” was b s as well; it’s all a political game to hood wink the people.
      Until the so called democracy advocacy parties hold open conventions to elect their leaders from multiple candidates hoodwinking of the public will continue.
      We have learnt very little in the last 70 years in spite of a protracted war and loss of precious lives.
      This is sheer stupidity.

  • 0

    MS & RW
    Please remember ‘Astrology’ has been proven not to work. The good old ‘commonsense’ is inherently good. Also please show your trust and respect to each other by travelling to Kandy in one vehicle and cavalcade.

  • 1

    “Putting the cart before the horse”. Apportioning subjects and institutions should have been done well before the Cabinet ministers, State ministers and Deputy ministers were appointed. Maybe they have to make a few overseas trips to learn how to do this. What a joke !!.

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