Five ministers assumed duties in their new portfolios at auspicious times this morning.
Addressing the gathering after assuming duties at his ministry in Isurupaya, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said 6% of the GDP would be allocated for education in the next budget.
After assuming duties, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said attention would be drawn on sports law and national sports in the future.
Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana after assuming duties in his post this morning, stated that employee base can move forward if the government removes the obstacles ahead of them. He also reiterated that it is their responsibility to change the employee base.
Meanwhile, Justice and Buddhist Affairs Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa and Public Order and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga also assumed duties in his new position this morning.