5 more cabinet ministers to be appointed this week
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 11:55 GMT]
Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leader Arumugan Thondaman and three others are
to be sworn in as Cabinet Ministers after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa
returns from Bhutan this week, government sources said Wednesday.
Mr. Thondaman is likely to get the portfolio of Livestock Development
as well as some additional subjects relevant to estate workers.
Earlier he refused to accept the portfolio but it is reported that an
amicable settlement has arrived between UPFA and CWC leaders. His
deputy minister is H.R. Mithrapala.
Others tipped to be sworn in as Cabinet Ministers are S.B.Dissanayake,
Rambukwella and Sarath Amunugama. Dissanayake is likely to be
appointed as High Education Minister, Rambukwella as Media Minister
and Sarath Amunugama also to be given an important portfolio. All are
elected parliamentarians from the Kandy district.