Nimal Lanza resigns from State Minister post

Nimal Lanza

State Minister Nimal Lanza has resigned from his ministerial portfolio with immediate effect.

The SLPP parliamentarian has reportedly handed over the letter of resignation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Lanza was the State Minister of Rural Roads and other Infrastructure.

In his letter of resignation directed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the SLPP parliamentarian said, although he could hold on to his position for three more years, his conscience no longer allows him to do so, at a time when the members of the public are gravely affected by a crisis.

There were several issues regarding Nimal Lanza’s ministerial post in the recent past.

Nimal Lanza has repeatedly called for the removal of the Secretary to the Ministry, but there was no confirmation as to whether the Minister resigned due to the unresolved issue.

Former Ministers Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila and State Ministers Susil Premajayantha and Jayantha Samaraweera also resigned during the past few weeks.