UK PM David Cameron to resign in October

CameronBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he is stepping down as prime minister in October.

The prime minister said Britain required “fresh leadership” to negotiate the country’s exit from the EU.

“I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination,” he said in a statement outside Downing Street.

He promised to “steady the ship” over the coming months before stepping down in October.

Cameron was close to tears as he announced his decision.

The referendum, called by Cameron, delivered a shock victory for the Leave campaign.

The Brexit vote immediately sent the pound tumbling and sparked calls for his resignation.

Cameron said the result was the “will of the British people” which was an “instruction which must be delivered”. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. Britons voting to EXIT from the EU is a great blessing to make the political situation in Sri Lanka more stable. The victory to the “EXIT BRITON” group and political peoples forces in the UK to defeat UK’s PM David Cameron should be considered politically in the domestic arena in Sri Lanka as a VICTORY for the Mahinda Rajapaksa group or the “EKAABADDA VIPAKSAYA” and the lovers of Mahinda Rajapaksa and the MAATHRUBOOMIYA who have been tormented by the EU, David Cameron and the PRO-LTTE political R2R factors of the International community, since the commencement of the separatist war in Sri Lanka in 1983 and intensified after the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009. As the saying goes – “Anugta Korade Thamanta Paladei” – Cameroon has been cursed by the God, now to suffer the same feelings and emotions of what Mahinda Rajapaksa went through at the defeat in the Presidential Elections in 2015 (in a Sri Lankan context). Cameron’s defeat should also be considered a defeat (in the same context) for President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremasinghe, because they (the Yahapalana government) sent a battery of Sri Lanka parliamentarians and Ministers supporting the Yahapalana government, both from the UNP and SLFP/UPFA parliamentarians who were not in the Mahinda Rajapaksa “EKAABADDA VIPAKSAYA” to campaign Sri Lanka domiciled in the UK who had the right to vote in this referendum, during the run-up to yesterday’s elections/REFERUNDUM to support PM Cameron. A weekend newspaper last week listed the following parliamentarians of the Yahapalana government who had visited Britain to urge British citizens of Sri Lankan origin to support PM David Cameron to vote to remain within the union. The name list went as follows: Minister Harin Fernando, Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, former UNP MP Rosy Senanayake, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, Minister Susil Premajayantha and State Minister Dilan Perera. This battery of Sri Lankan politicians have been fully backed and financed from Sri Lankan taxpayers money by the Yahapalan government at a time when the poor citizens in Sri Lanka were burdened with a 15 % VAT TAX on all and every trade, consumer and service provisions in addition to an exorbitant cost of living rise in the economy and deficiencies in government budgetary management that was plaguing the poor ordinary citizens after the defeat of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government in January 2015. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s march forward to power back again and the popularity of the “EKAABADDA VIPAKSAYA” (in the Sri Lankan context) will gain momentum in the coming week and months. Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice.

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