Buddha Sasana and Democratic Rule Deputy Minister Tissa Karaliyadda today said that he resigned from his Deputy Ministerial post because he cannot work with the United National Party (UNP) and he could not just be a ‘pambaya’, (scarecrow).
He said he was thankful to President Maithripala Sirisena for appointing him as a Deputy Minister and that it was a great opportunity working with a person like Minister Karu Jayasuriya.
“However, I intend to be a minister in a cabinet headed by a Prime Minister from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). We cannot expect any favourable change under this government. Therefore, I have tendered my resignation to the President but there has been no response yet.” he said.
He said the support of all the political parties was essential for good governance but said the UNP was not supporting the President or the government to reach the goals of Yahapalanaya thus making it a troublesome journey.
He said he could reconsider his decision if the UNP ministers proved that they are committed to the Yahapalanaya programme at least in six months time. “Now we cannot see a single mission of Yahapalanaya in action,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Comments - 23
Arunika Thursday, 02 April 2015 03:13 PM
And, how far are you?
Sincere Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:37 AM
Irrelevant to us!
cyril n Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:46 AM
May be he did not get a lucrative cabinet ministerial post.
Har4ischandra Samarasinghe Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:00 PM
Correct, nobody could rob national wealth under Maithree
shirley Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:10 PM
Without being a cry baby at home , if you support good gov, go do your part , correct where there is wrong . Which you people did not do before. we dont need " party color blinded " lame excuses.
pandika Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:24 PM
This is Yama Palanaya not Yaya palanaya . via DM Android App
sarath Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:33 PM
MR recently blamed all those who recently taken portfolios as back boneless people. This is just to show MR that he is having a back bone?
de silva Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:46 PM
So you want to be a minister.We know all these from the previous regime made money,but they did not want to work for the people.Ihope the people in your electorate will giva an answer to you in the next election if you get nomination from your party which I doubt very much.Any way good that you resigned because duminda silva is waiting to get a post.
ranjan Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:46 PM
He has tasted yahapalanaya in its own home.
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:32 AM
True story, he asked for an imported port folio as a Minister. So, he resigned....
Bubble Banda Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:33 AM
He feels washing clothes to MR is better than washing plates to MS.
Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:36 AM
Has he got through Grade 8, for the first instance.
Horri Jimonis Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:37 AM
May be Weerawansa offered him a better salary. Ha...Ha..Ha....
J Palitha Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:40 AM
It is not easy to work under MS
Ramakrishna PTR Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:15 PM
Dear Minister, If you think this way you are not fit to enter in to politics. Because you will have to serve the entire nation .....not the ones that you will want to serve!! Find some other way to live!!
janaka Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:55 PM
May be he eyeing for a better port. These guys should be kicked off from Government. Why did he accept the post when he was offered, May be he can rob from this Post.
hiran Gunawardena Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:04 AM
He is a true man of people. Not like other greedy MPs. Hats off to you Sir via DM Android App
lankan Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:39 PM
palayan pambaya !
upali Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:35 AM
This is to support MR in his future campaign.
Nature Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:47 AM
Haste makes waste....
KondaKavun Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:28 PM
I guess this is one of the Ministers who are truthful enough to say that he is leaving because no positive change in his own economic situation. No new duty-free car, no new petrol allowance, no security, no official bungalow... Who wants to get into politics under those hellish conditions ?
dil Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:03 AM
No Hanky Panky Boss??
Mevan Thursday, 02 April 2015 02:52 PM
May be yamapalanaya of MARA is.better than yahapalanay of MS for this joker.
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