Local News from Sri Lanka: Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, decided to step down from his ministerial portfolio. The outgoing minister posted a few hours ago in his official Facebook page his letter of resignation dated 17 November.
Addressing the letter to the newly elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Ranawaka extended wishes for the election victory.
He further stated he respects the majority of the people’s mandate and resigns as Minister of Megapolis and Western Development with effect from today (18).
National Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa, yesterday (17), announced his decision to step down as holding in the United National Party (UNP) and his minister post.
Subsequently, multiple UNP parliamentarians too announced their decision to step down from their portfolios. Accordingly, Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Ajith P. Perera, Harin Fernando, Malik Samarawickrama, Kabir Hashim as well as State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene have so far announced their resignations.