After taking oaths as a Member of Parliament, Basil Rajapaksa will take oaths as the Cabinet Minister of Finance and Economic Development before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on the same day.
Basil Rajapaksa will enter Parliament as a National list Member of the SLPP.
People’s Front MP Prof. Ranjith Bandara is due to resign to allow Basil Rajapaksa to take the oaths.
Basil Rajapaksa returned to the island last morning after spending more than a month in the United States.
Basil Rajapaksa upon assuming his role as Minister of Finance and Economic Development is expected to reduce the price of fuel which was increased recently.
Basil Rajapaksa also served as the Cabinet Minister of Economic Development during the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government from 2010-2015.