As discussions about a cabinet reshuffle intensify, tensions within the government have escalated. Reliable sources within the government have revealed that a senior government official informed the Pohottuwa party that there might be an opportunity to discuss ministerial posts and disagreements regarding the IMF program with the government. However, this option is currently uncertain, leading to increased dissatisfaction among Pohottuwa party members.
Recently, MP Namal Rajapaksa criticized the President for what he perceives as arbitrary governance, lacking an understanding of coalition responsibilities. In response, the Pohottuwa party has decided to protest by attempting to defeat the ministerial budget heads of several loyal Pohottuwa ministers in the upcoming budget. This decision was made during a meeting at Namal Rajapaksa’s Colombo residence, where Pohottuwa state ministers and councilors gathered.
While some government sources claim that the President does not intend to dissolve the government, others assert that the rumor of government dissolution is being spread by a faction within the government unhappy with Pohottuwa’s stance on the budget heads.
Despite the political unrest, government insiders emphasize that the priority should be making decisions in the best interest of the country, rather than focusing on personal satisfaction or creating unnecessary problems. The government is aware of public sentiment and remains open to providing ministerial opportunities to the Pohottuwa party if the situation permits.