The TNA was subjected to disappointment in the Eastern PC in that, it is not given the Ministry of Education and Land, as promised earlier. But, Ariyawathy of the SLMC was sworn in as the Minister of Education and land yesterday.
It was earlier announced by TNA that, Thandayuthapani, and K.Thurairajasingam to take over as Education and Land and Agriculture, cattle and tourism respectively.
But Ariyawathu Galapathy and M.I.M.Mansoor had sworn in as the Ministers of Education and Land and Road Development and Housing respectively before the Governor Austin Fernando.
It was widely rumoured in the East that, the Central Government had pressurized the SLMC that the Ministry of Education and Land should be given to Majority Sinhalese.