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Kabir Hashim resigns as Minister, UNP chairman

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Minister of Petroleum Resources Kabir Hashim today said he had decided to resign from his portfolio and as the Chairman of UNP with immediate effect.

He said in his Facebook post that he had decided to resign from the portfolio and the chairmanship of UNP respecting the people’s verdict.” I resign based on the verdict of the people” he said.

“I hope that the post-election would be peaceful and the freedom ensured during the recent times will prevail” he added. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Me Sunday, 17 November 2019 10:01 PM

    Looks like RW is doing a cleaning up. In fact, he should resign too.

    raj Monday, 18 November 2019 12:35 AM

    UNP was elected to investigate and prosecute who committed human rights violations and other extra judicial killings. Unfortunately, UNP failed to deliver their promise. Either RW was afraid to prosecute or wanted to let those suspected criminals. Even in the murder of Lasantha Wicramatunga, there were no progress. By doing so, UNF sends the message that it was not going deliver any promises

    Damion Monday, 18 November 2019 02:24 PM

    this is the theory: you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours so the result is back to square one

    Andrew Silva Monday, 18 November 2019 05:43 AM

    UNP ministers are falling by the way side. Is this the end of the UNP? Hope not. The highest law maker of the country was a two tonged serpent Mr. Sirisena, for four years, the UNP was under his rule, even the Prime Minister was unable of taking stern action,when necessary. Dust your selfs up get up and fight for the future of the country.

    Damion Monday, 18 November 2019 02:26 PM

    yeah, start from Batalanda Good luck!


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