SLMC to support Sirisena, Hakeem resigns ministerial portfolio
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), a constituent of SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United Peoples Freedom Alliance on Sunday said it has decided to support the Opposition Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the forthcoming SL Presidential Election.
The decision to defect from the UPFA and to join the common opposition front led by Presidential candidate Maithiripala Sirisena was taken at the crucial meeting of the SLMC held Saturday night.
SL Justice Minister and the leader of the SLMC Mr Rauf Hakeem announced on Sunday morning at media briefing that he resigned from the ministerial portfolio as well.
“I have already sent the resignation letter to President Mahinda Rajapakss,” he told media.