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Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is likely to resign from his post today, informed sources said yesterday.

According to top government sources the Minister had informed President Maithripala Sirisena that he is willing to resign from the post.

Though it was speculated that Talatha Athukorala was expected to be sworn in as the new Minister of Justice, Ms Athukorala denied the story that she was to be appointed to the post. “No one had asked me to take over the Justice Ministry,” she said.

Other sources said some Ministers and MPs were pushing for the appointment of MP Jayampathi Wickramaratne to be appointed to the post. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 24

  • J. Palitha Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:08 AM

    Aluthgamage, Basil, Namal

    prasannamcad Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:08 AM

    president you take that post :-)

    johan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:20 AM

    This is the best idea for at least one year the President must hold this post and put things right.

    Justice Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:21 AM

    sorry but how can an illiterate like Sirisena hold the post of Minister of Justice

    TO RESIGN OR NOT TO RESIGN Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:09 AM

    To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,And by opposing end them: - Hamlet - Shakespear

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:13 AM

    Now MR's XI, will lose wickets one by one and go to the Welikade Pavillion.

    kusuma Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:39 AM

    And is that what you hope and pray for...youre just a pathetic human being man. Just in 10 years you sure have forgotten the past

    Stan Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:57 AM

    A couple of good things he did doesn't cover up for the all harmful stuff he did, Kusuma

    nic Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:28 AM

    Why so long to get rid of this garbage, what theatrics and stage drama! This shows the leadership spineless and does not have what it takes to make decisive decisions in a timely manner.

    Bastian Pillai Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:36 AM

    Now is the right time as the elections are nearing and 50% previous regime culprits will end up in Welikade.

    ANTON Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:28 AM


    sobers Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:58 AM

    Mr.Jayampathy, certainly a good choice.

    REASONS Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:09 AM

    Wonder what his reasons would be in his resignation letter - some suggestions (in the internet ) are -- (a) Found a New Job. (b) You Hate Your Job. .(c) Illness. ..(d) Difficult Work Environment. (e) Schedules and Hours. .(f) Career Change. .

    dulan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:35 AM

    More good news

    nick Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:54 AM

    after resign he will throw mud at government with the speed of Lamborghini via DM Android App

    Ram Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:19 AM

    Wijedasa is a good Pole vaulter, he has done it before, so if he resigns he will Pole Vault to JO.

    Sharon Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:19 AM

    First 2.5 years spent on gaining positions. Next 2.5 years resigning from positions...

    Snowy Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:20 AM

    I hope Ajith will be appointed as the new justice minister. It was he who opened the tin of worms.

    Sharon Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:20 AM

    All problems sorted if President and PM resigns...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:34 AM

    Are you dreaming? wait for another 20 years man that to happen.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:39 AM

    Let us know the time - DM, to light crackers in our town, when WR gives his resignation.

    Nizam Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:51 AM

    Hon. President, Please take and run it in honor of the all the citizens of Sri Lanka and not parties, groups or what ever.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:18 AM

    HONESTY , DEDICATION , COMMITEMENT are the utmost required qualities and qualifications in todays politicians .

    Paul Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:46 PM

    Guys, lets forget the crap and see whether there is anyone to take a corrupted country on a 99 year lease. This is the best can happened for this country. If the people in Sri Lanka signs a petition to the Chief Justice asking him to look for a another administrator for this country, he has the power to do so. It is there is the independence agreement even. Without waiting till these jokers finishing this country lets get together and do a petition and look who is willing to take this country for next 99 years.

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