JVP slams motives behind swapping of some Ministers

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today slammed the swapping of some Ministers saying it was done with a hidden motive.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that focus will now be on the gazette giving details of the institutions which will fall under the new Ministers.

He said there are reports the new Foreign Minister has asked for the banks and some other financial institutions to fall under his portfolio.

Dissanayake said that the swapping of some Ministers was a mere drama.

He said that one reason for the cabinet reshuffle was to satisfy the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the other was to make Tilak Marapana happy as he had resigned from earlier portfolio over the Avant-Garde issue.

Dissanayake said that there were allegations against outgoing Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga yet they had been given new posts instead of taking action against them.

The JVP leader said the Government has failed to meet its expectations over the past two years and instead of addressing the issues the Government has gone for a cabinet reshuffle. (Colombo Gazette)