President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly not happy with the subjects given to Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and Minister of Social Empowerment S.B. Dissanayake said that the subjects were given to the new Foreign Minister by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He said that the SLFP is not happy with the move and he does not think the President is happy either.
Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera were given key Government institutions, as per an Extraordinary Gazette notice issued on Saturday.
The Extraordinary Gazette signed by President Maithripala Sirisena allocates the Government institutions which will operate under the new cabinet Ministers appointed recently.
The new Foreign Minister has been given Diplomatic Missions Abroad, the Lakshman Kadirgamar
Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies and the National Oceanic Affairs Committee Secretariat.
He has also been given the National Lotteries Board and the Development Lotteries Board, a subject not linked to foreign affairs. (Colombo Gazette)