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State Minister Priyankara Jayaratne resigns

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Updated: 12:32 GMT, Dec 31, 2016 | Published: 12:13 GMT, Dec 31, 2016 |
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State Minister Priyankara Jayaratne has resigned from his post as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.

He had reportedly met with President Maithripala Sirisena last evening (30) to inform of his decision and hand in his resignation. However, the President had refused to accept the resignation, according to sources. Attempts  to contact the state minister for comments on the matter were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, political sources say that several other SLFP Ministers have decided to resign from their respective portfolios.