Akila Says Cabinet Reshuffle Due Before New Year: Says UNP Officially Informed President To Remove Dissident SLFPers

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said a Cabinet reshuffle will happen before the Sinhala-Tamil new year next week. 

Speaking to media this morning, Kariyawasam said President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at an agreement in this regard yesterday. 

The Minister indicated that there would be sweeping changes to the Cabinet. 

He also revealed that the UNP today officially informed the President that the party could not work with the SLFP Ministers who voted against the Prime Minister at the no-confidence vote.

The future course of action, he said, would be decided based on the President's response to the party's request. 

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