President RW against the welcoming of two ex SLPP ministers to the Cabinet
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly opposed the welcoming of two well-known figures from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to his Cabinet, following the reception of a list of 11 SLPP MPs on his table expecting ministries, political sources disclosed.
These two SLPPers, among others, are reportedly former Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Johnston Fernando, whose anointments as Cabinet Ministers in the new RW-regime are strongly opposed by the President himself, according to sources.
Meanwhile, another group of MPs are set to be sworn in as Cabinet Ministers, but the appointment of new ministers have been dragged in throughout the course of time on several occasions, mainly due to the aforementioned opposition raised by Wickremesinghe.
The Ruling Party SLPP, on the other hand, is of the strong opinion that every MP mentioned in the list should be given Cabinet Ministries.