Deputy Minister Nimal Lanza resigns
He has handed over his letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena.
“I decided to leave my post as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs with effect from today. I have notified the President regarding my decision. I am hoping to meet the President on a later date and discuss the matter,” he told Ada Derana.
With regard to the reasons behind his decision, he said: “There are several issues. There is disappointment with regard to the government. There are issues when working in certain electorates and within the district. The people in the country are depressed.”
Lanza said that he intends to hold a press conference in the future and inform the public with regard to why he decided to quit.
Lanza was elected to the Parliament at the 2015 General Election after contesting from the Gampaha District under the UPFA ticket.
He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs in September 2015.