Nanayakkara Resigns As Presidential Advisor
By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Presidential Advisor on Agricultural Development Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara has resigned from his post.
Nanayakkara resigned over moves to use land with crops to construct a new airport in the Nuwera Eliya district which will result in several acres of crops being destroyed.
He was a former Minister of Agriculture in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government before he resigned over poor health and was later appointed a Presidential advisor.
Nanayakkara has said that bean crops will be destroyed as a result of the construction of the airport and he sees that as a national concern.
He also said that he will be taking a decision on his political stand in the immediate future as well.
Nanayakkara was earlier in the UNP but joined the government with Karu Jayasuriya and a few other UNP members.
He remained with the government when Jayasuriya re-joined the UNP.