He said that the President would be informed of this decision within tomorrow (07).
The Minister of Water Supply said that the central committee of the Democratic Left Front approved the decision for him not to attend the Cabinet meetings and that, however the central committee did not approve his withdrawal from ministerial duties.
Meanwhile they also decided to write a letter to the President seeking justice on behalf of the two former ministers who were removed from their positions.
He was referring to the President’s recent decision to remove PHU leader Udaya Gammanpila and NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa from their respective ministerial portfolios.
Responding to questions from journalists, the minister said that they will continue to sit in the ruling party’s side in the parliament and that this includes all members of the 11 allied parties.
Nanayakkara said that they had received an invitation for talks with the Prime Minister, however they have still been unable to schedule a date and time for this meeting.
Asked whether they received a discussion with the President, he said that they did not even ask for one and that for now there is no need for it.
On the open invitation extended by the general secretary of the ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ for a discussion, the minister said: “we will not accept invitations from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.”
“They have no reason to invite us even for a discussion. When you look at the gap between them and us, there is no room for such a discussion.” – ada derana