Accusing Srilankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of high-handedness and taking control of the ruling coalition, four ministers resigned from the Mythripala Sirisena’s government.
Four ministers — Mahinda Yapa Abewardene, Cabinet minister in-charge of parliamentary affairs; Dilan Perera, state minister for housing and samrudhi and SLFP spokesperson; C.B. Ratanayake, state minister for public administration and democratic rule and Pavitradevi Wanniarachchi, minister of environment —- in a press conference here announced that they resigned as they could not work with the government.
The Four ministers alleged that President Sirisena has no voice in the government and that the UNP is taking control over the coalition government. They also said that “it is no use of being the partners of a government which failed to keep the promises given during the election period.”
It is said that the resignations came in support or in favour of Rajapaksa. At least three ministers who have resigned, were found to be present in the rallies of Mahindra Rajapaksa. It indicated the Influence of Rajapaksa on the lankan government, The Asian Age reports.
It is also believed that, though Sirisena is made the President of the Ruling coalition, he has no support from the ranks under him.