Friday, 6th August 2021

Sri Lanka PM Confident Issues With President Sirisena Will Be Resolved

Colombo (PTI):Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said there are some differences of opinion with President Maithripala Sirisena on the ministerial appointments, but he is confident the issues will be resolved.

President Sirisena on Thursday named a 30-member Cabinet even as some reports said he rejected some of PM Wickremesinghe’s nominees and retained control over the security forces and the police.

PM Wickremesinghe, however, on Friday slammed the media, saying some had reported a “fake list” claiming they were nominated for ministry portfolios but had not been approved by the President, Colombo Gazette reported.


He said some media reports had claimed that Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa was in the list of MPs nominated for ministerial posts.

The Prime Minister, however, insisted that Zoysa was not on the list.

PM Wickremesinghe said some media organisations were attempting to mislead the public and action must be taken against them.

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