Faizer Mustapha resigns

9 February 2015 08:00 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


State Minister of Aviation Faizer Mustapha today said that he has tendered his resignation as State Minister in order to pursue legal career.

"I tendered my resignation due to personal and professional reasons but I would continue to wholeheartedly support the President and the Prime Minister" he told Daily Mirror.

When asked to elaborate on the reasons, Musthapha was no committal. He however said that he intends to continue with his legal practice.

However, sources close to Musthapha said that he was disillusioned at the responsibilities he was given as a state minister. 

Musthapha who was a member of the Rajapaksa government, later crossed over to support President Maithripala Sirisena and was the only Muslim SLFPer to do so.

Sources close to the Minister further said that the post of state minister did not entail comprehensive responsibilities and that Musthapha was disillusioned by many factors including that he had to report to a cabinet Minister in charge of the same subjects. (Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 8

  • Holmung Pee Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:12 PM


    Henry Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:57 AM

    Vultures always looks for fleshy carcasses

    David G A Monday, 09 February 2015 01:38 PM

    May be not lucrative

    amaa Monday, 09 February 2015 02:05 PM

    it not like that time ne ?

    Aba Jayasekera Monday, 09 February 2015 02:08 PM

    A pity. He could have achieved a lot !

    Matilda Ellepola Monday, 09 February 2015 02:09 PM

    This is the person who presented the Casino Bill for the previous regime and then fooled the masses saying that it was a Hotel project and no Casino license involved.We have to believe that James Packer is going to invest in Colombo for a Hotel project and this is a so called Muslim leader of ours that was first to fool the masses and then just wanted to know as a practising Muslim, is he aginst gambling? or this Mustapa thinks Casino is not gambling?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 09 February 2015 05:05 PM

    All Muslim ministers have one thing in common, they are all deal fellows.

    Realtruth Monday, 09 February 2015 05:07 PM

    What an attention seeking cockroach he is!

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