Janaka Bandara Tennakoon to resign today

23 July 2015 11:57 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Provincial Councils and Regional Development Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon is to resign today, sources said yesterday.

They said his resignation letter would be handed to President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Sources also said that the recent controversial speech made by the president, and the activities of the UNP had impelled him to resign.

Soon after President Maithripala Sirisena took office, Tennakoon was appointed Minister of Provincial Councils and Regional Development.

Tennakoon recently held a media briefing to protest the speech made by the president. He is due to hold another media briefing today to announce his decision. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

  Comments - 7

  • thumane gamaya Friday, 24 July 2015 10:15 AM

    who cares...?

    abey Friday, 24 July 2015 11:05 AM

    You are disgrace to party politics, you are a politrician. Who cares you will lose, anyway.

    Junta-PM Friday, 24 July 2015 05:47 AM

    You are too late because you are also now responsible for mega robbery of CBSL bond issue and Police Junta Acts

    Ceylonese Friday, 24 July 2015 07:04 AM

    Probably this guy was waiting to cross over if MR became Prime Minister. His plans have been dashed by the unexpected announcement by Maithripala Sirisena. These politicians are only waiting to get elected to rob the country once again and should be weeded out by the party for Good Governance for the sake of the country.

    Tilak Friday, 24 July 2015 07:34 AM

    What knowledge has he earned to hold a ministerial post? He can only cry. Take a BULATH WITA and stay away. His Farther was a much respected person.

    Hakuru Saturday, 25 July 2015 06:19 PM

    So, firstly you admit his win!!!

    Jayampathi Friday, 24 July 2015 08:04 AM

    Soon after the election you will rejoin with Maithree and cross over to government side.


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