Are Ministers Satisfied With Their Newly Designated Ministries? Opinions Suggest Otherwise

Are Ministers Satisfied With Their Newly Designated Ministries? Opinions Suggest Otherwise

15 August 2020 08:52 am

A number of newly designated ministers, Cabinet and State alike, of the new government has assumed their duties  in Offices by now. Nevertheless, the opinions suggest that the level of satisfaction on their respective posts upon assuming duties is below the standard, as grievances have begun to occur on various dimensions. 

Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage upon being sworn in has said that the subjects of certain ministers and the names of their posts have been ridiculed by the public, pointing out that it is a very sad situation.

Meanwhile, Mahinda Amaraweera, who was sworn in as a minister from the two ministerial posts secured by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and seemed not satisfied, told media that he was expecting a ministry by which a better service could have been delivered to the people. He should have been given a more powerful ministerial post as he had made a significant contribution to the victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the 2019 Presidential Election and the 2020 General Election, Amaraweera opined.

Amaraweera was sworn in as the Minsiter of Environment. 

Grievances continued to surface, as Sarath Weerasekara who was sworn in as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government told media that him being designated in a ministry responding to a subject he has been severely objecting to is an irony of fate.