Former ministers Kabir Hashim and M.H.A. Halim have been sworn in before the President as cabinet ministers.
The two ministers recently resigned along with other Muslim ministers including cabinet, state and deputy ministers after the protest launched by Ven Athuraliye Rathana Thero demanding that Rishad Bathiudeen resign from his position.
Before resigning, Kabir Hashim served as the Minister of Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development, while M.H.A. Halim served as the Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs.