Written by Staff Writer
21 May, 2015 | 9:12 pm
MP’s Mahinda Yapa Abeyrwardena, Dilan Perera, C.B.Rathnayake and Pavithra Wanniarachchi announced today (May 21st) that they are resigning from their Ministerial Portfolios and the Government.
They elaborated on the reasons for this decision at a press conference convened today at the Office of the Opposition Leader.
Speaking at the occasion Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene noted that they can no longer continue to agree with the programs being undertaken by the Government. He remarked that the United National Party (UNP) is creating a background which will allow them to win an election easily.
One example given by the MP in order to prove himself was the allocation of money for the decentralized fund, according Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene money had not been allocated to SLFP ministers even though money had already allocated to local politicians of the UNP. However the parliamentarian did note that they would continue to support the SLFP and their leader President Maithripala Sirisena.
Former Minister Dilan Perera speaking at the occasion noted that they reached this decision in order to create a UPFA Government led by the SLFP and to elect a SLFP Prime Minister. He noted that Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe who got the position through sheer luck is acting as if he was elected with a mandate. MP Perera also vowed to contest the next parliamentary elections after uniting the SLFP.
Parliamentarian C.B. Rathnayake who also attended the media briefing held today noted that the actions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are similar to that of an autocratic ruler or a “Silent Hitler.” He noted that the PM is currently taking steps to either suppress his opponents or to entice them onto his camp.
Four Minister resign from the Government and cite actions of the PM for their departure.
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