Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 19:31
3 SLFP Deputy Ministers resign from their portfolios; Letter against President from coalition Bhikku organization
UPFA Deputy Ministers Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Sudarshani Fernandopulle and Eric Prasanna Weerawardana resigned from their respective ministerial posts today.
Addressing a media conference held at the Opposition Leader’s Office, the former MPs said that they resigned from their positions due to the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena citing that he would remain apolitical in the forthcoming general election.
Later, addressing the media, former deputy minister of Rural Economic Affairs Lasantha Alagiyawanna said that he would participate in the UPFA inaugural election rally to be held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura tomorrow.
Meanwhile, SLFP Bhikku organization handed over a petition to the party General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, stating that the statement made by the President has caused harm to the party.