UPFA Parliamentarian Navin Dissanayake cites three reasons for resignation

UPFA Parliamentarian Navin Dissanayake cites three reasons for resignation

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

30 Nov, 2014 | 9:08 am

UPFA Parliamentarian, Navin Dissanayake, in a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has tendered his resignation from the post of Minister of Public Management Reforms.

ln his letter, he has stated that he had decided to resign from the post of Minister of Public management reforms and the Chairman of the Coordinating Committee, Kandy electorate based on three points.

ln the first point, MP Dissanayake, charges that he had not been given the means to fulfill the needs of the rural community in the Kandy district, whereas other community leaders were provided with resources and allowed to create jobs. He says, his resignation comes after his numerous grievances fell on deaf ears.

ln his second point, MP Dissanayake, turned his ire to the Executive Presidency. He states that his late father Gamini Dissanayake, along with the late Lalith Athulathmudali had wanted the Executive Presidency abolished in 1990, with it being a key part of his policy statement ahead of the 1994 presidential elections. MP Dissanayake charges that even though this very same point, the abolishment of the Executive Presidency, was promised in the Mahinda Chinthanaya, this promise was not fulfilled. And in his final point, MP Dissanayake, points out an anomaly discovered in a coal deal for a power plant in the country. He claims that he is personally aware of anomalies undertaken in certain Chinese projects in the country. And he cites he could no longer, in good conscience, remain in his post with this knowledge.

MP Dissanayake, while aggrieved, was sure to express his deep gratitude to the President for ending the war, which he
says was the reason he joined the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led UPFA government .

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