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* Sri Lanka Opposition Leader refuses to accept UNP MP's resignation over communal violence
Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 06:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 08, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's opposition and the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe today rejected to accept the letter of resignation submitted by Kalutara district UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma.

MP Thewarapperuma submitted his resignation letter to the party leader yesterday.

The legislator said he had decided to resign from his post in parliament in protest of the failure of police chief to prevent the communal clashes in the two coastal towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala last month.

The MP at a media briefing on June 22 vowed to resign if the Police Chief IGP N.K. Ilangakoon failed to accept responsibility for police inaction and resign from his post. Since the IGP has not resigned, the UNP legislator has decided to keep his promise.

He was also attacked by the mob at Welipenna in his Matugama electorate when he was involved in rescuing Muslims who were under siege from the extremist Sinhala mob.

MP Thewarapperuma said he would respect the decision of the Opposition Leader.

** Related Story :: Opposition MP of Sri Lanka parliament to resign over the communal clashes

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