Sri Lankan president appoints 4 ministers to new cabinet
COLOMBO, May 14, 2022 (BSS/Xinhua) - Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa
on Saturday appointed four ministers to the new cabinet after United National
Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the South Asian country's
prime minister on Thursday.
The new appointments are Dinesh Gunawardena as the minister of public
administration, G.L. Peiris as the minister of foreign affairs, Prasanna
Ranatunga as the minister of urban development, and Kanchana Wijesekera as
the minister of power and energy, according to the President's Media
Senior political officials said that more ministers will be appointed as
the president and prime minister are urging all political parties to join
hands to form a national government to tackle the ongoing political and
economic instability in the country.
Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down on Monday, following
violent incidents reported between pro-government groups and anti-government