Why did Sri Lanka’s new Ministers left in a hurry wearing a shocked face?
Posted on December 20th, 2018

Colombo, 20 December, Courtesy Asiantribune.com:

Sri Lanka’s legitimate Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in on the morning of today 20 December-but with a twist!

According to some MPs who were sworn in as Ministers this morning, their swearing in event was not what they expected.

Usually the swearing in takes place when everyone who has been summoned is seated together and names of Ministers to be are called one by one -in the presence of all the new Cabinet Ministers.

However, today Sri Lankan President Sirisena took a different beat. In that, all the Ministers to be” were kept out of President’s office room and in the hallway, and thereafter one by one were individually called in and handed over his Ministerial appointment.

No Minister was aware what he would get until he saw the letter of appointment. Neither were they aware of the portfolio any other Minister would get -until everyone individually returned to their respective offices from the President’s office and switched on their TV news.

There was no group photo of the new Cabinet nor the usual tea party/refreshments served.

It is also now learnt that many Ministers sworn in were given a strong dressing down by the President, reminding their past misdeeds and performance issues” before finally he signed and handed over their appointment letters.

Not surprisingly, many newly appointed Ministers were seen wearing a shocked face” as they were leaving the Presidential Secretariat after receiving their letters-an otherwise supposedly a happy event.!

– Asian Tribune –

7 Responses to “Why did Sri Lanka’s new Ministers left in a hurry wearing a shocked face?”

  1. Nihal Perera Says:


    Keep these Ministerial parasites in checked, so that they wont’ go back to their old habits of corruptions, and misuse of government properties as if it is like their father’s properties.

    The old entitlement mentality of these Ministers and politicians must come to an end. If that is to happen, people must rise up and demand that Ministers’ and MPs duty is to server the people and the country. Not to serve themselves with all the perks at tax payers expense.

    The corrupted and dysfunctional political culture in SL MUST change. Only the people can change it, NOT the politicians, nor the biased lawyers and Judges in the Judiciary….

  2. Cerberus Says:

    The people need to act as watchdogs to keep these parasites in check. As they say, Freedom is not free. It requires constant vigilance on the part of the people. Ranil thought he could fool all the people all the time. However, one can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time. But no one can fool all the people all the time. If Ranil had an ounce of honor left in him he should resign after the dressing down he got from the President. It was public humiliation since it was broadcast to the public. Ranil had no word to say afterward because what the President said was all true.

  3. samaraweera Says:

    Good to hear that there was no breakfast or tea party for these corrupt worms. They don’t deserve even a glass of water. It is great that the President did not want to stand for a photo with them. They should be ashamed for the treatment given .

  4. aloy Says:

    UK, EU, US & Japan should be ashamed to congratulate a GOSL that was publicly ridiculed for all to see.

  5. aloy Says:

    Isn’t this the GOSL that the so called IC wanted via judiciary instead of a democratic process?.

  6. Christie Says:

    Indian Puppet Sirisena treat his subjects as it sees it.

  7. Christie Says:

    Indian Puppet Sirisena treat his subjects as it sees fit.

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