There was no traditional group photograph of the new cabinet with President Maithripala Sirisena today.
The new cabinet took oaths before the President individually in a room at the Presidential Secretariat.
The cabinet then met for a brief cabinet meeting with the President and left.
In the past the President has posed with the Prime Minister and new cabinet after a new cabinet is appointed.
However this time it was clear the dust had not settled following a deep rift between the President and the United National Front resulting in the official photograph not being included in the agenda for the day. (Colombo Gazette)