Sri Lanka reinstates fired minister amid government tensions
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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reinstated his justice minister, who was fired nine months ago for publicly criticising a billion-dollar deal to lease a loss-making harbour to China.
Former justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was sworn into cabinet with the higher education and culture portfolios in a reshuffle prompted by the resignation of six ministers last month.
Sirisena’s office did not say why Rajapakshe was brought back into the fold despite his firing last August.