President orders all ministers to assume duties within two hours after swearing in!

President orders all ministers to assume duties within two hours after swearing in!

21 November 2019 09:04 am

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered all ministers in the new Cabinet to be sworn in today or tomorrow to assume duties of their respective ministries within two hours after swearing in, reports said.

Generally, ministers after taking oaths go to their respective ministries the day after or another based on the auspices marked by their astrologers. A large number of reception ceremonies were held for this purpose.

However, in breaking the chain in light of establishing an efficient public service the ministers shall be assuming to their respective posts soon after being sworn in, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed, according to sources.