President Ranil Wickremesinghe will appoint a few more Cabinet ministers during the budget period, a top source said.
The president can increase the size of the Cabinet to 30 according to the Constitution. Earlier, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) requested the president to swear in the remaining number of ministers to run the government.
According to the source, SLPP MPS Pavithra Wanniarachchi, C.B. Ratnayake and S.M. Chandrasena are tipped to get ministerial posts. Besides, MP Jeewan Thondaman of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Duminda Dissanayake will be included in the new Cabinet.
It is learnt that one or two members elected to Parliament on the ticket of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will be appointed to the Cabinet.(Kelum Bandara)