Former Ministers Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Range Bandara are still listed for Ministry posts, Minister Vajira Abeywardena said today.
He said that there was an issue over Fonseka and Bandara and this resulted in the two not being appointed today.
However Abeywardena said that Fonseka and Bandara are still in the list of names given by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to President Maithripala Sirisena as the nominees for Ministerial posts.
He said that the Prime Minister was in talks with the President and Fonseka and Bandara are expected to be appointed as Ministers soon.
It was reported the President had refused to appoint Fonseka and Bandara as Ministers.
Fonseka had been accused by the President of being part of a plot to kill him while Bandara had leaked an audio recording of the President attempting to get Bandara to join the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government before Wickremesinghe was made Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette)