Chamal likely to step down from State Minister portfolio

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Cabinet Minister Chamal Rajapaksa is likely to step down from his State Minister portfolio, the learns.

Sources said that Rajapaksa has informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of his intention to step down in order to reduce some of his responsibilities.

Chamal Rajapaksa will however continue as cabinet Minister of Irrigation. He is currently Minister or Irrigation and State Minister of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management.

Sources close to Chamal Rajapaksa said that he had obtained the blessings of the President to remain only as a cabinet Minister.

  • Ashanthi Warunasuriya