Sept 20, Colombo: Former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's North Central Provincial Council, Berty Premalal Dissanayake says that 130 out of 150 governing party members in the local governments in the Anuradhapura District are prepared to resign from the respective bodies.
Dissanayake said the governing party members have said they would resign from the local government bodies if he was not appointed as the Chief Minister of the North Central Province.
He added that the governing party has not yet officially declared the person to be appointed as the Chief Minister of the Province despite a statement made by Minister S.M. Chandrasena that his brother, S.M. Ranjith would be appointed as the Chief Minister of the province.
According to Dissanayake, he would not accept any ministerial portfolio in the North Central Provincial Council if S.M. Ranjith is appointed as the Chief Minister.
"I will sit independently in the council and won't accept any ministerial portfolio in the event he is appointed," he threatened.