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Minister Wimal Weerawansa has resigned from his ministerial portfolio, a Ministry Spokesman said. President Mahinda Rajapakse has been informed of Weerawansa’s decision.

Weerawansa who is the Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, is currently taking part in a death fast opposite the UN Country office in Colombo demanding UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to abolish the expert panel. 

Meanwhile at a press briefing by the National Freedom Front from the site of the fast this afternoon the party said that the President had rejected Weerawansa's resignation. Wimal however has said he will continue with his protest. 

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  • yana Friday, 09 July 2010 03:46 PM

    Please stop drinking water too. This is the only service you can render to us

    SW Friday, 09 July 2010 08:52 AM

    Very good news, we want more of them to resign since they do no useful work and people do not want to be burdened with a dead load.

    Faqi Friday, 09 July 2010 04:07 PM

    Wimal Please don't give up your fast, please fast unto death. We are with you all the way to support your fast; so many of us are hoping that you would achieve your end.

    Samsudeen Friday, 09 July 2010 04:09 PM

    People says you are acting, playing to the Gallery. I know you are really a patriot. Pls do't give in to traitors..

    MaPer Friday, 09 July 2010 11:07 AM

    If he is fasting unto death - why is he being treated by a doctor? All this is for SELF-PITY

    chinthaka Friday, 09 July 2010 09:01 AM

    This will give the President a chance to meet him personally and request him to stop the fast and accept the portfolio again. What politicks!!!

    kaiz Friday, 09 July 2010 06:51 PM

    This whole episode is to distract the people's attention from the budget and the government's unfulfilled promises.

    I Hussein Friday, 09 July 2010 12:36 PM

    What a cheap drama.

    izzy Friday, 09 July 2010 09:03 PM

    Tipped to be the Prime Minister, come November?

    champaka Friday, 09 July 2010 12:47 PM

    Wimale...... please fast to death...

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 09 July 2010 12:48 PM

    I hope he continue's his starving protest....we sri lankans must closely monitor this now...

    man Saturday, 10 July 2010 06:28 AM

    I totally agree with you..All these people have forgotten the service he has rendered to this country,..if not his timely moves at critical stages, this country would have been in hell by now.

    scrap_metal Friday, 09 July 2010 07:47 AM

    Never a dull day in this paradise island... :p

    Innocent Friday, 09 July 2010 07:48 AM

    Good Decision, People will get some relief.

    Nandika Friday, 09 July 2010 07:48 AM

    Good for the country. People like him shouldn't hold such portfolios. Should be given to educated, quality people who have a back bones.

    Aiyo Aiyo Friday, 09 July 2010 07:51 AM

    Take a bet.. He will come back as the PM.

    NFF Lanka Friday, 09 July 2010 07:52 AM

    We salute you Wimal..., You are a TRUE patriot..... We all know you will NOT END your 'fast unto death', & you will get UN panel revoked. POLICE.., pls help Wimal to get his desire accomplished 'fast unto DEATH'..., don't let anyone disturb him giving any drink OR food.

    Hema Friday, 09 July 2010 07:53 AM

    we have to support Wimal , what ever one may say, because he has stood up for the country. May he have the protection of the Triple gem. Hema

    Rohini Paranavitana Friday, 09 July 2010 10:12 AM

    Don`t worry he will be rewarded with a better Ministry.

    bugger Friday, 09 July 2010 07:54 AM

    Act 11 in the drama

    Lal Hannadige Saturday, 10 July 2010 07:06 AM

    let him vanish country will be so much better one these people disapper. This is the way God is purnishing them they them sleves asking purnishment, this is call karma

    Saradial Friday, 09 July 2010 08:25 AM

    Resigned its OK, when you get oath again? I propose "Destruction ministry" for him next time.

    Roshana Ahamed Friday, 09 July 2010 08:34 AM

    Whatever happens, Wimal, do not give up your fast unto death!

    SpaceCab Friday, 09 July 2010 10:30 AM

    Somebody give him a day time Emmy award...!

    Leslie Friday, 09 July 2010 08:35 AM

    We are with you 100% Wimal! Indeed its a good move for having stepped down from your mininisterial post. Wish you Well Sir.

    SL_Citizen Friday, 09 July 2010 08:38 AM

    Interesting script with unexpected turning points, at the end of the drama wimal will have more power for sure....

    Ravi Friday, 09 July 2010 08:38 AM

    Don't know why you people are rediculing a true patriot , son of the land. He has the back bone to fight against the UN. I strongly oppose the police action against him

    roshan raz Friday, 09 July 2010 08:43 AM

    i dont think either UN or sri lankans will be bothered about wimals resignation. i think he can replace murali since wimal is the king of political doosra.

    timmi Friday, 09 July 2010 08:44 AM

    This Drama is very interesting. The twists and Turns are more like the Indian Teledrama Mahagedara. I am sure this could be nominated for OSCARS.
    And believe me we will have a OSCAR winner first time in history

    Alien Friday, 09 July 2010 08:46 AM

    So all this drama is for a better ministerial post, well done WW, you should be recommended for an Oscar...


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