Foreign Minister Karunanayake has resigned his portfolio today, August 10. Thereafter he made a statement in the House and occupied a seat in the back row.
In a special statement in the Parliament, Foreign Affairs Minister Karunanayakee while reiterating that he was not guilty of the charges leveled against him, stated that he was quitting with pride and not with remorse. He took this decision to maintain the respect and the dignity of parliament and the government. Since his name is linked to the Central Bank bond issue, he took the decision to resign for the sake of his party, the country, his party members and for a new political culture.
"This is a move to protect democratic rule of the consensus government and to build a positive and exemplary political tradition in the country, ”he said.