Maithripala denies claims he is to be appointed Minister

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has denied claims that he is to be appointed a Cabinet Minister.

Issuing a statement today, Sirisena said that there is no truth to claims he is to take oaths as a Minister over the next few days.

The former President said that he has not made any request to be given a post in the Government.

The statement also said that the former President is not expecting any ministerial post.

There were reports that Sirisena was to be given a ministerial post in a Cabinet reshuffle.

There is speculation that former Minister Basil Rajapaksa will be appointed as a Cabinet Minister next week.

Rajapaksa is expected to enter Parliament next week and then take oaths as a Cabinet Minister. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Not only Maithripala Sajith too must be given a post as Minister for helping the SLPP come to power by their critical part in CoupeLk or has everyone forgotten so soon!??

  2. If you believe the following statements you would believe any b/s.
    “The former President said that he has not made any request to be given a post in the Government. The statement also said that the former President is not expecting any ministerial post.”

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