President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to reshuffle the Cabinet with changes likely to key Ministries, including Foreign Affairs and Health.
The others set to undergo portfolio changes include Education, Tourism, Power, and Media, the Daily FT learns.
Education Minister G.L. Peiris is slated to be the new Foreign Minister while Dinesh Gunawardena, who currently holds the post, is tipped to be made the Minister of Higher Education.
Ramesh Pathirana, who is the Minister of Plantation Industries, is tipped to be the new Health Minister with his portfolio going to Keheliya Rambukwella.
The Media Ministry, which Rambukwella holds, is tipped to go to Dullas Alahapperuma, who is the Minister of Power.
The Power Ministry is to go to current Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga is tipped to be the new Education Minister.
The reshuffle was speculated to take place yesterday, according to some, whilst others claimed it will be today or in a few days’ time.