MR gives up Finance Ministry; swears in a brand new portfolio

Gagani Weerakoon | Published: 11:20 AM Jul 8 2021
Local MR gives up Finance Ministry; swears in a brand new portfolio

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (8) took oaths as the Minister of Economic Policies and Plan Implementation, a brand new portfolio established through extraordinary gazette issued last night (7).

Premier Rajapksa previously held all powerful Finance Ministry and opted to take charge of the new ministry paving way for SLPP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa to be sworn in as country’s new Finance Minister.

It was speculated for a while that Basil Rajapaksa would be taking up Finance Ministry portfolio and decide on the recently increased fuel prices and various other matters that have had ripple effects on the economy.  

Gagani Weerakoon | Published: 11:20 AM Jul 8 2021

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