Sources close to the president say that the new cabinet will be named before the end of this week.
It is known that ten additional ministers will be appointed to the existing cabinet.
It is also reported that provincial governors are to be appointed after the new cabinet is sworn in.
It is also known that Podujana Peramuna will have five governorships and UNP four governorships.
Three of the governors who are going to be appointed by the UNP are former MPs as well as ministers.
As local government elections are scheduled to be held around next March, the government is preparing to appoint governors before then