Changes are to be effected to two important cabinet portfolios early January, well informed sources disclosed to the Nation yesterday.

Sources said one of the two ministers had volunteered to quit his portfolio considering his political future as the portfolio he holds at present does not provide him the opportunity to serve his voters in the South.

This minister who started his career as an SLFPer from the South before joining the UNP has handled portfolios like Media and was much instrumental in the campaign to topple the previous government.

The other minister who would be subjected to a change in his current portfolio also started politics from a left coalition and later joined the UNP.