President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has decided to change the subject matter of four cabinet ministers as a Cabinet reshuffle is expected to take place on Tuesday (17), reports say.
Accordingly, the portfolios of Prof. GL Peiris, Dinesh Gunawardena, Dallas Alahapperuma and Keheliya Rambukwella will be changed, government sources said.
It is expected that External Affairs Minister Dinesh Gunawardena will be appointed Minister of Education while Prof. GL Peiris will be appointed as Minister of External Affairs. In addition, Dullas Alahapperuma will be appointed Minister of Mass Media while Keheliya Rambukwella will be appointed Minister of Power, sources further say.
However, earlier reports speculated a change in the ministerial portfolios of Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Prasanna Ranatunga as well.