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Former President Maithripala Sirisena welcomes his successor Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday, when the latter arrived at the Presidential Secretariat to assume duties following Monday’s swearing in at Anuradhapura (Pic by Lalith Welivitigoda)

Prez to appoint new

Cabinet with MR

as Prime Minister

 Number of ministers limited to 15

by Anura Balasuriya and Akitha Perera

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a 15-member caretaker Cabinet with Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the President yesterday that he would resign from his post.

Several UNP ministers have pointed out that, in 2015, the UPFA Cabinet resigned, allowing President Maithripala Sirisena to form a caretaker government. At that time the UNP had only 41 seats. Following that example,....



Lord Naseby pledges to do his very best to help Sri Lanka


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      Dilmin bags ten wickets, Thomians home for tea

      S. Thomas’ College cruised to an innings and 55 runs victory over Dharmapala as Dilmin Rathnayake bagged ten wickets to seal the victory before tea in the Under-19 Division I tournament match at Pannipitiya on Tuesday.

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