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Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 19:42
Vijayakala Maheswaran resigns from Ministerial portfolio
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State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has handed over her letter of resignation from her portfolio.

She had handed over her letter of resignation this afternoon (Jul 05).

She had a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last evening and later she said she had decided to resign from her post.

On 2nd of July, addressing a public event in Jaffna she had said that she wants to see the resurrection of the LTTE.

The statement drew criticism of many.

Jaffna District Secretary, Nagalingam Vedanayagam said that an inquiry would be conducted against the public officials who approved her controversial statement by applauding her speech at the event.

Meanwhile, the main witness of the murder of T. Maheswaran who was gunned down by the LTTE near a Hindu Kovil in Kotahena in 2008 expressed surprise on the statement made by Vijayakala Maheswaran.



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