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President reappoints Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem as ministers

Colombo, June 19 (BAN/ AD): President today reappointed former ministers Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem to their previous posts. The two UNP parliamentarians have been sworn-in as ministers.

Accordingly, Kabir Hashim was sworn in as Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development and MHA Haleem has taken oath as Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs.

On 3rd june Muslim ministers had tendered mass resignations including cabinet, state and deputy ministers in the Sri Lankan government. They had resigned stating that government had failed to ensure the safety of Muslims following Easter Sunday attacks.

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