Proposal to increase number of cabinet ministers passed in Parliament

Proposal to increase number of cabinet ministers passed in Parliament

Proposal to increase number of cabinet ministers passed in Parliament

Written by Lahiru Fernando

03 Sep, 2015 | 6:57 pm

The proposal to increase the number of cabinet ministers to 48 was passed today, September 3, following a debate in parliament.

Though according to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution the number of cabinet ministers should not exceed 30 ministers: Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, presented a proposal to parliament seeking to enhance the cabinet under a National Government.

One hundred and forty three (143) votes were cast in favour of the proposal while 16 votes were cast against it.

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