President sacks Justice Minister on request made by UNP

President Maithripala Sirisena has removed Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe following a request made by the United National Party (UNP).

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said he accepted the decision of the President and UNP leadership.

The UNP had officially informed the President to remove Rajapakshe from his post over comments he had made against a cabinet decision.

UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said in a statement yesterday that Rajapakshe was given time till Monday by the UNP leadership to rectify a statement he had made against a cabinet decision.

However Rajapakshe had failed to do so and as a result the party has now decided he must be removed from his cabinet post.

Hashim also said that Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe continued to make statements critical of the UNP and Government decisions.

Rajapakshe had made statements critical of the cabinet decision on the Hambantota port agreement with China. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. SHERWIN DIAS,
    YOU SEEM TO BELONG TO THE GANG OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS? ROUGES SHOULD BE TREATED AS ROGUES AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE LAW. ESPECIALLY THE TWO OF THE MOST WANTED MINISTERS FOR SUCH CORRUPTION ARE, A MINORITY COMMUNITY POLITICAL PARTY LEADER FROM THE NORTH WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SWINDLED MILLIONS OF RUPEES IN TRADE DEALS AND PAYMENTS FROM THE ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE OTHER IS A MINISTER WHO IS A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF DR. NEVILLE FERNANDO SHOULD BE PROBED IMMEDIATELY. OTHERWISE PRESIDENT MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA WILL BE CURSED AND WILL HAVE TO PAY A BIG POLITICAL PRICE. HE MAY ALSO BE ACCUSED OF HAVING BEING TAKEN CARE WITH MONEY BY THESE TWO SCOUNDRELS TO HOLD BACK/COVER UP THEIR CORRUPTIONS. I AM SURE THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL MOVE IN THIS MATTER APPROPRIATELY TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE NATION.
    Noor Nizam – Political Communication Researcher, Former SLFP District Organizer Trincomalee District and Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

  2. Like peter mandelson they are destined to be back.
    politician is one who speaks the truth and sandwiches it with lies.- GBS
    while journos censor for friends and foe.

  3. AFTER RAVI KARUNANAYAKE, THE UNP HAS NOW FORCED MAITRIPALA SIRISENA TO REMOVE Dr. WIJEYDASA RAJAPAKSE – MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND BUDDHA SASANA (A PATRIOT) WITH STUPID ALLEGATIONS. Dr. WIJEYDASA – MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND BUDDHA SASANA IS AN OUT-SPOKEN PERSONALITY AND A POLITICIAN WHO HAS DEEP LOVE FOR HIS MOTHERLAND. WHEN THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT INDEED HAS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST CORRUPT MINISTERS AS TOLD DURING THEIR PROPAGANDA MEETINGS IN 2015 AND PROMISES MADE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THOSE ROGUES WILL BE PUNISHED, IT SEEMS THAT THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED THEM TO GO SCOTH-FREE. WHAT ABOUT THE CABINET MINISTERS AGAINST WHOM SUBSTANTIATIVE CORRUPTION COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN MADE? TWO OF THE MOST WANTED MINISTERS FOR SUCH CORRUPTION ARE, A MINORITY COMMUNITY POLITICAL PARTY LEADER FROM THE NORTH WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SWINDLED MILLIONS OF RUPEES IN TRADE DEALS AND PAYMENTS FROM THE ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE OTHER IS A MINISTER WHO IS A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF DR. NEVILLE FERNANDO. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH TO BRING THEM TO BOOK TOO. IF THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST THEM IS PROBED, MANY EVIDENCES WILL WE REVEALED TO THE CID AND THE PRESIDENTS COMMISSION.
    Noor Nizam – Political Communication Researcher, Former SLFP District Organizer Trincomalee District and Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

  4. Let’s put the unfortunate incidents of the two Ministers who had to leave the Cabinet and forge ahead with a Vision for our Country. Let the rest of the Politicians learn from these mistakes

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