It is rumoured that Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa will take up the post of Prime Minister upon his return from America.
When inquired from two prominent government members regarding this, they denied it.
However, there have been recent media reports that the current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down in 2022.
Basil Rajapaksa who was the head of the Presidential Task Force on Poverty Alleviation, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament and was appointed as the Minister of Finance upon returning to Sri Lanka from the US last May.
It is reported however, that many members of the Rajapaksa family, including the President, are upset with Basil for his attempts to protect P.B. Jayasundera.