The Sri Lankan Cabinet, one of the largest among democracies, has been expanded to reward a few more who have exceeded the expectations of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Cabinet of Ministers is now 67 strong, including the President; Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne; and 10 senior Ministers. Another 28 are Deputy Ministers and two have been named under a new category, ‘Project Ministers’. This takes the total number of Ministers in the 225-member Parliament to 97.
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