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Joint Opposition appoints Shadow Cabinet

The Joint Opposition announced its ‘Shadow Cabinet’ during a meeting in Parliament today.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed Prime Minister and given the portfolio of Buddha Sasana and Defence as well.

Some of the other appointments to the 'Shadow Cabinet' were:

Education - Dullas Alahapperuma

Finance - Bandula Gunawardana

Foreign Affairs – Namal Rajapaksa

Highways – Chamal Rajapaksa

Local Government and Provincial Council – Ranjith de Zoysa

Ports and Shipping – Kumara Welgama

Labour – Gamini Lokuge

Rural Industries – S. M. Chandrasena

A Shadow Cabinet is an alternate government in which members of the opposition mark Cabinet members in order to 'shadow' them, criticise their policies and actions, and offer alternate solutions.