Wasantha to resign from minister post


Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Wasantha Senanayake says he will resign from his ministerial portfolio as he believes that the incumbent government does not have a majority in Parliament.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament premises, he said that he will tender his resignation to the President today (14). “I will meet the president and give him the resignation.”

“I joined them thinking that they have the majority, but it seems that is no longer the issue. I will work with any government for my people,” he said responding to questions from reporters.

“If we don’t have the majority we are not a government.”

Asked whether he will rejoin the UNP now, Senanayake said: “I did not leave the UNP to rejoin it.”

“I will never leave the UNP. I am ready to work for my people in Polonnaruwa with any government,” he emphasized.