United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara, who accepted a deputy ministerial portfolio from the new government recently, has resigned from his post today (06).
The parliamentarian visited Temple Trees to extend his support to Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Nanayakkara stated that he submitted his resignation as he could not agree with the decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to prorogue Parliament and appoint a new Government that has been deemed unconstitutional and illegal by the Speaker.
He also noted that no international country has recognised the "perpetrated government that we took oaths in."
"This has certainly provoked my democratic conscience", he added.
Nanayakkara also reminded the president about the mandate that he received on the 08th of January, 2015, and pointed out that the subsequent government that was formed was "very clearly to eradicate such abuse power and undemocratic acts."
Full Text of Manusha Nanayakkara's Letter to the President: