President rejects Godahewa’s resignation


By Methmalie Dissanayake

Newly-appointed Minister of Mass Media, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa tendered his resignation from the post within two days, however, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa refused to accept it.

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Mujibur Rahuman revealed this in Parliament on Friday (22).

When inquired, Dr. Godahewa said he took this step to pave the way for President Rajapaksa to appoint an Interim Government to ensure political stability of the country.

“The people are suffering immensely at the moment. I believe that the Cabinet should resign and an Interim Government should be appointed at this juncture. I think it would be the only solution to the present crisis,” he said.

Godahewa was sworn in on 18 April and he tendered his resignation on 20 April.