The swearing-in by new Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provincial Council Chief Ministers is scheduled to take place before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this forenoon.
While Maheepaala Herath is scheduled to be sworn in as the new Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Chief Minister, Government sources said that the swearing in as new Chief Minister by S. M. Ranjith who polled the highest number of preferential votes for the North Central Provincial Council would definitely take place today.
In addition the swearing in of new Ministers of the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern Provincial Councils will also take place today.
Reports say that the very same former Ministers of the North Central Provincial Councils are most likely to be re-appointed.
Accordingly former Provincial Council ministers from the Anuradhapura district H. B. Semasinghe and K. H. Nandasena and former Provincial Council ministers from the Polonnaruwa district Peshala Jayaratne and Punchibandaara Ratnayake will take their oaths as Provincial Council ministers.