Written by Lahiru Fernando
10 Nov, 2015 | 9:08 pm
The Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms Tilak Marapana stepped down from his post on Monday November 9, stating that he made the decision as people began to doubt the integrity of the Ministry with regard to the Avant Garde investigation.
One day has gone by and politicians as well as experts continue to comment on the resignation of Tilak Marapana, and the Avant Garde issue.
Speaking on the matter, JVP Provincial Councillor Wasantha Samarasinghe stated that if Tilak Marapana resigned, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who appointed Tilak Marapana should also resign. He noted that the PM should have resigned during the Central Bank (CBSL) issue along with the CBSL Governor.
The Leader of the Janatha Sewaka Party Somawansa Amarasinghe gave another scope to the story saying that the resignation of Tilak Marapana is evidence of a cold war within a disunited government.
He noted that discord had spread among the UNP members and SLFP members of the government. He also noted that it wouldn’t be surprising if more changes take place within the government with regard to ministerial portfolios.
Meanwhile, Politburo Member of the NSSP (Majority group) Chameera Perera stated that the political authority of the government acted to protect the Avant Garde even within the Parliament. He noted that Tilak Marapana did not resign on his own will.
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