Cabinet reshuffle this week
A long awaited cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place this week as
over 20 UNP parliamentarians are expected to join the government -- and
several of them are expected to take over Ministerial portfolios, the
Sunday Observer learns.
A prominent UNP member who plans to cross over, said they would not
quit the UNP though they join the Government
Meanwhile several senior Ministers have volunteered to sacrifice
their portfolios to accommodate the new comers from the Opposition.
Four SLMC MPs will also join the government along with the UNP MPs,
Each cabinet minister would be entrusted with one portfolio and be
paid the same salary drawn as a Member of Parliament.
The salaries of Cabinet Ministers have been reduced to the level of
MPs to avoid the additional cost of maintaining an expanded Cabinet.