Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MPs Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara have joined the Cabinet.
Harin Fernando has been appointed as the Minister of Tourism and Lands while Manusha Nanayakkara has been appointed as the Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment.
The SJB had said earlier that it will not accept Cabinet posts as long as Gotabaya Rajapaksa remains President.
Both Fernando and Nanayakkara have joined the Cabinet without the support of the SJB.
The two new Ministers are among nine Cabinet Ministers who took oaths today.
The other new Ministers are Nimal Siripala de Silva – Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Susil Premajayanth – Minister of Education, Keheliya Rambukwella – Minister of Health, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe – Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms, Ramesh Pathirana – Minister of Plantation Industry, Nalin Fernando – Minister of Trade, Commerce and Food Security and Tiran Alles – Minister of Public Security. (Colombo Gazette)