Jathika Nidahas Peramuna Leader Wimal Weerawansa has resigned from his Ministerial Portfolio.
Mr. Weerawansa who held the Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Public Amenities Portfolio is staging a fast unto death campaign against the Panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sri Lanka. Mr. Weerawansa said that that he has identified that certain groups were making efforts to put the President and the Government into difficulty by interpreting the struggle he has launched while holding a Ministerial Portfolio in the Government. In a missive to the President he has urged him to accept his resignation with immediate effect. He said he greatly honoured the strength and courage given by the President as Commander in Chief and a veteran politician.
Meanwhile the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna has emphasized that the fast and protest is not against the United Nations but against the Panel appointed by Ban Ki Mopon on Sri Lanka.
In the meantime the Government has emphasized that there are no obstructions for representatives of the United Nations to operate in Sri Lanka and that they are being afforded full security.