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Wijeyadasa To Resign Tomorrow

 by Indika Sri Aravinda

Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana Affairs Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is expected to announce his resignation tomorrow. Sources said that Rajapakshe is expected to announce his resignation at a media conference at the Buddhasasana Affairs Ministry.

“The Minister is to make a special statement tomorrow morning and he is likely to resign after that,” a source close to Rajapakshe said.

The government has lost confidence in Rajapakshe after he made comments critical of the Hambantota port agreement with China.

Rajapakshe also drew criticism for the failure by the Justice Ministry to speed up investigations into several cases.

Also last week the United National Party (UNP) said it had lost confidence in Rajapakshe.

Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that the UNP working group and Parliamentary group fiercely criticized Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe at its meetings last week.

However, the Deputy Minister said that Rajapakshe had denied making any comments against the Hambantota port agreement.

“He says he never said he will not look back until he cancels the Hambantota sale,” Harsha de Silva tweeted.

The Hambantota port agreement was signed following cabinet approval and the government was not happy that Rajapakshe spoke against a cabinet decision.

Meanwhile radical Buddhist groups warned they will take to the streets if Rajapakshe is removed. The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said that Rajapakshe is the only Minister who stands up for Buddhism in the country. Rajapakshe has been gathering the support of monks ahead of his announcement tomorrow.

Meanwhile the State Intelligence Service is keeping a close tab on the Minister and his meetings.

23 Comments for “Wijeyadasa To Resign Tomorrow”

  1. Dot

    ..’knowing people know” what all this drama is about . for even the Black sheep appear with the white with a smile and no malice or hurt that they were singled out ..and life goes on and the voter is silent .

  2. Park

    Let this be a good lesson to those spies of JO and Mahinda Rajapakse roaming among the Yahapalana lawmakers. Its time to kick them out, deal with previous and present Government members who have acted illegally. Lets do it Mr. President, assign two existing courts to look into these cases. Show us the Yahapalanaya you promised Mr. PM. Mr. President if you feel that the PM is protecting Mahinda Rajapakse and his family, then fire him as well.

  3. ed

    THIS DEAL DASA SHOULD GO HE MAYBE A GOOD MAN BUT HE CANNOT PLAY DOUBLR STANDARD !!! HE IS BACKING UP ON THE AVANT GUARD CASE SO WE ALL KNOW THAT HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DELAY IN GETTING JUSTICE PREVAIL ON CORRUPTION CASES OF THE FORMER REGIME

  4. Lion

    This double dealer is a shame to the whole government who serves the interest of robber Barron rajapaksha. kick him out soon before he derails this government appointed by 6 million in this country.

  5. All this is a result of politiricks been heaped on the people, and every program seems to end up either in a racket or fraud. The popularity of the government is drooped to an absolute low, and they are now trying to salvage what is left and rescue the PM from his sad and questionable performance.. The reduction of the taxes are obviously to rescue themselves from the wrath of the people.

  6. It is the sole responsibility of the SAKRA DEVENDRA and his 330 millions DEVI-DEVATHAVUN at present, to protect the Buddha Sasanaya from the BBS and their supporters!

  7. surath

    This fellow must be burnt alive inside parliament house filthy currupt sinhala buddhist bastard

  8. Sarath Withna

    Do you know that Harsha de Silva receives one billon worth of money and perks from Perpetual Company for CB-Bonds scam?
    De Silva is most corrupted man in UNP governances.
    His perks are large than other MP’s has received?
    He got additional perk from Arjuna Mahandran & Aloysis from Foreign Currency in Dollars by transfer into some Bank in Hong-Kong two days back?
    That is why he against Wijedasa Rajapakse .Not because of any other reasons?

  9. Abey

    BBS does not represent the buddhists in the country. They represent only the extremist element who want to create chaos in the country. Everyone knows who was behind these thugs and Govt should implement an effective counter strategy to eliminate or at least reduce extremism

  10. Hubert

    BBS supports him means a lot to us he should be sent home and join JO BBS PHU any other uncivilized movement

  11. Good riddance of this opportunistic parasite. In the first place, he does not represent the people as he was not an elected parliamentarian. Resignation is the only way out before being booted out.

  12. Lucky Senenayake

    Great news.

    Can another 25 ministers resign please ? SL will be a much better place..

  13. වෆාඅලි

    Kapowa kapothi!

  14. buddhika lokubandara

    At last – Good Riddance of the degnerate mole.

  15. jude lank

    what happened to the “YAHAPALANAYA”,looks like the wheels have already started to come off.what a SAD situation has fallen on Sri Lanka,its more like SORI LANKA NOW.

  16. soma

    Good riddance of stinking shit

  17. Mr Minister not only should the government accept your resignation but charge you with corruption to date.

  18. gamarala

    Rajapakshe has the support of only undesirable monks like Gnanasara and Sumanaratne whom he worshipped recently at Batticaloa.
    The Hambantota deal was inevitable to avoid the repercussions of the massive financial deal by Mahinda Rajapakse who benefitted personally.

  19. Lima

    THE BIGGEST CROOK WHO SUPPORTED TO ROB FROM AVANTE GARDE TO BE KICKED OUT BEFORE HE RESIGNS , HE ROBBED 500 MILLION AND HE GETS MONTHLY INCOME OF 20 MILLION. HE IS THE STOOGE OF THE WILD DOG JARAPAKSA CLAN. THE MORE HE KEPT IN CABINET OR PARLIAMENT THE DAMAGE IS SO HEAVY TO THE COUNTRY. THE PUBLIC SHOULD PUNISH HIM AFTER HE IS BEEN KICKED OUT

  20. W live in democratic country. Rajapakse has the right to say what he things correct. But Rajapakse cannot go on against the decision of the cabinet, where the majority rules. Rajapakse should not use his resignation to create communal tension again.

  21. mr Rajapaska minister of Buddhism minister must resign from the post forthwith, he is fooling the Buddhism as a religion and killing the others win heart of Sinhala Buddhism, he harboring ,he most corruption and criminal minister,

  22. Eng.M.V.R.Perera

    why should he Why such a tension against Rajapakse as it is well known it is the Secretary to the justice minister that can give the infra structure to execute any rapid of hearing all the cases and the judiciary is also to be blamed for delaying cases contravening article 126 (5) where it is stipulated that the proceedings should be completed within 2 months of filling of a case this should be 1st applied to the Supreme Court then to commercial High Court then to District Courts and then to magistrate Courts then in a few months time we Sri Lankans will not be saying that Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

  23. Eng.M.V.R.Perera

    He is quite right about Hambantotota This could have been developed as one of the Industrial hub of Sri Lanka just as the Auckland Airport and Harbour is the Industrial Hub of New Zealand the other industrial Hub being Trincomalee making use of these 2 strategic Habours in our country’s interest

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