SJB will not accept portfolios in RW’s Cabinet

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will not accept portfolios in a Cabinet led by United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

SJB General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that MPs from the SJB have not made any formal indication of joining Wickremesinghe’s Cabinet.

Wickremesinghe is expected to take oaths as the new Prime Minister.

Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that Wickremesinghe will be forming a Cabinet consisting of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MPs.

The SJB had indicated its willingness to form a new Cabinet, under strict conditions.

The SJB has informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that it will agree to form a new Cabinet based on four conditions.

The conditions are that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must step down within a stipulated time frame, he must not hamper the activities of the New Government, he must agree to abolish the Executive Presidency and once the situation in the country stabilises the people must be given an opportunity to form a new Government.

The SJB had earlier refused to be part of the new Government until President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. These politicians are back to fighting for power and buying time for the Rajapaksas?

    No new prime minister or government today all a big lie and distraction?

  2. When a nation is in dire situation, the entire population should form one single unit to shore up the country so that everyone can prosper. History of Germany and Japan after their defeat are glaring examples for all. Their priority was unity and sacrifice. They all prospered to become great nations. But here we are – the Sri Lankans, sitting at the bargaining counter, and some going around trying to destroy our adversaries and their properties, causing millions to the national asset. The University Students and workers Unions sacrificed so much, but is this what they get in return? Political leaders! Respect those youngsters and appreciate their dedication, that resulted in the Tyrants running away. Make their sacrifice meaningful. Respect the youth, if you all are patriotic. It is disgusting to see your ugly faces.

  3. Then make Sajith PM and put him in the hot seat and let him take the make or break chance with his political carrier no easy way out. One cent stolen or any corruption PM chair to Electric chair…

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