An inspired leak revealed that a Sirisena-led administration will have a mean and lean cabinet of ministers, numbering just 18 and among them .
Twelve members were already named according to leaked information:-
Maithripala Sirisena – President
Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister
Sarath Fonseka – Defence
Chandrika Kumaratunga – Finance
Athureliya Ratana Thero – Religious & Buddhist Affairs
Rajitha Senaratne – Internal Affairs
Mangala Samaraweera – Foreign Affairs
Ravi Karunanayake – Trade & Commerce
John Amaratunga – Fisheries
Champika Ranawaka – Petroleum, Power & Energy
Sajith Premadasa – Environment
Duminda Dissanayaka – Education
According to opposition sources a further six names will be announced after monitoring the current situation. The announcement they said was likely to be made in Polonnaruwa on the 27th of December.