Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in the Government resigned from their portfolios today.
Ministers Dilan Perera, C.B. Rathnayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Pavithra Wanniarachchi announced that they had resigned as they could not work with the Government.
The former Ministers accused the United National Party (UNP) of taking control of the coalition Government.
Dilan Perera meanwhile said the SLFP will contest the next General Election as an alliance with other political parties.
He also said that talks were underway in an attempt to bridge the division between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapakse.