It’s official: Wijeyadasa to be fired- unp

Published : 9:00 am  August 23, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (44) reads | 
  • He was given time till on August 21…However, he had not done so. Accordingly, the UNP had decided that Mr. Rajapakshe should step down

 

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The UNP yesterday officially announced that the UNP party leaders had requested President Maithripala to remove Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his Ministerial portfolio, a statement said.

A statement issued by General Secretary of the UNP Minister Kabir Hashim revealed  that the Working Committee of the UNP had made a collective decision to remove Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his Ministerial portfolio.


He also said that the decision was taken after Minister Wijeyadasa continued criticising the party as well as the collective decision taken by the Cabinet. “He 

 

 

 

The decision was taken after Minister Wijeyadasa continued criticising the party

 

was given time till August 21, to explain his position to the party. However, he had not done so. Accordingly, the UNP had decided that Mr. Rajapakshe should step down or be removed from office,” the statement said.