PM to penalize Premadasa backers
Posted on September 2nd, 2019

W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to strip certain Ministers of their portfolios, for openly backing the prospective candidature of UNP Deputy Leader and Minster Sajith Premadasa, while amending the portfolios of a few other Ministers, informed political sources said.

The sources said Wickremesinghe had informed the President in writing yesterday (30), that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, hitherto under Minister Kabir Hashim, be handed over to Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

Furthermore, Wickremesinghe has reportedly informed the President that the subjects and institutions coming under the purview of a few other Ministers, who are both openly and covertly supporting Premadasa, be changed immediately and handed over to others.

Sources added that relevant requests will also be submitted to the President by the Premier shortly and noted that the President is yet to respond positively to the said requests.

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