All Muslim MP’s who resigned to take up their posts

Rauff Hakeem with Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka

All Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios after the Easter Sunday attacks have decided to re-assume their posts.

At a press conference on June 03, all Muslim cabinet, non-cabinet, state, and deputy ministers announced that they would resign from their portfolios.

The MPs said their resignations would allow investigators to probe the claims without interference.

MP Fowzie said the Premier notified the group that preparations will be made to hold their swearing in ceremonies following President Maithripala Sirisena’s return to the island from the US.

The MP said under his leadership, all MPs convened for a meeting at the Parliamentary complex, adding all Muslim MPs, the UNP and SLFP, unanimously agreed to take up their posts once again.

The Mahanayake Theros of Tri-Nikayas had later requested the Muslim MPs to re-accept their ministerial posts.

On June 19, two UNP Parliamentarians from the group, Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem, were sworn into the ministerial positions held by them before tendering their resignations.