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* State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran resigns from post
Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 05, Colombo: State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has resigned from her post over a controversial statement she made at a public rally in Jaffna recently.

The Jaffna district United National Party parliamentarian has sent her letter of resignation to the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister and her party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

An investigation has been initiated into the controversial statement she made at a public function in Jaffna on 2nd July, calling for the reorganization of the outlawed terrorist group LTTE in order to curb the rising crime in the North.

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The State Minister came under fire from her own party as well as from other political parties for making a controversial statement at a public function in Jaffna recently, calling for the reorganization of the outlawed terrorist group LTTE in order to curb the rising crime in the North.

State Minister and UNP Jaffna district parliamentarian Vijayakala Maheswaran has said that she accepts that her statement was wrong according to the oath she has taken as a minister of the government.

Maheswaran said she had discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Accordingly Vijayakala Maheswaran told the Vasantham TV that she decided to resign from the post of State Minister until an inquiry was carried out regarding the irresponsible statement she made.

It has been reported that the Prime Minister has asked the President to remove Vijayakala Maheswaran from the state minister post until an investigation is completed. However, the report was not confirmed by the Prime Minister's Office or the President's Office.

 

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