An emergency high level meeting was held between former Ministers and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last evening. Accordingly, it is reported that the new Cabinet will likely be sworn in today (April 17) or (18). It is reported that Chamal Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and Shasheendra Rajapaksa will NOT be appointed to the new Cabinet, political sources.
During the meeting, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that a limited cabinet will be appointed to run the government.
The President has stated that he will NOT resigned and he is acting in accordance with the Constitution and will not take any action outside it.
During the meeting, several former ministers have stated that they do not want ministerial posts and have appointed a group of young people to run the cabinet.
On April 4, all Cabinet Ministers resigned from their portfolios due to wave of protests.