Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that on Monday all the Muslim Ministers, State Ministers and deputy ministers had handed their letter of resignation to him. “However the following day I informed them that, according to the Constitution, they had to hand over the letters individually to the President,” he said.
The PM added that, as some of them had left for their villages to celebrate Ramazan, they did not have time to submit the letters of resignation. “Some of them have already handed over their letters of resignation today. The rest will also hand over their letters today,” the Premier said.