Sri Lankan President Drops Brother as Finance Minister

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has dropped his brother as finance minister, Basil Rajapaksa.

A statement issued by President Rajapaksa’s media office, revealed that four ministers were appointed to ensure other tasks can be conducted in a lawful manner until a full Cabinet is sworn in.

The statement noted that the Justice Minister Ali Sabry would be the new finance minister, replacing the President’s brother Basil Rajapaksa.

President Rajapaksa is struggling to pay for imports of fuel and other goods due to a scarcity of foreign exchange.

Written by: Helen Obih

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