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Daya’s ministerial post faces Obstacle

Minister Daya Gamage was scheduled to be given an additional ministerial post as the Eastern Development Minister by the resident, but, at the final hour that decision has been changed, according to internal sources.

During the swearing in ceremony of Minister Tilak Marapana, Daya
Gamage was also scheduled to take oaths, but based on the advice of the request of the Prime Minister, a senior UNP minister had urged the President not to make the appointment just yet.

This request was also made based on the objections of a group of Eastern province politicians.

Minister’s Sagala Ratnayake, S.B. Navinne, John Seneviratne and S.B. Dissanayake have all been assigned provincial development portfolios in addion to their ministerial portfolios.