Government sources reveal that state and deputy Ministers of the new government are likely to take their oaths tomorrow.
Accordingly 45 state and deputy ministers will take oaths tomorrow.
On Friday the cabinet took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena.
Parliamentary approval was received for 48 Cabinet Ministers and 45 state and deputy minsters. Therefore 4 more Ministers are to be appointed. The President stated that the SLFP will receive 15 cabinet portfolios and 18 state and deputy ministerial portfolios.
3 SLFP MP’s will take oaths as Ministers while a UNP MP will also take oaths as a Minister.