State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

February 9, 2015   01:00 pm

Parliamentarian Faizer Mustapha has tendered his resignation as State Minister of Aviation, this morning. Mustapha told Ada Derana, however, he will continue to support the President Maithripala Sirisena though he resigned from the ministerial portfolio.
A source close to the government said Mustapha had been disappointed with the Government’s decision to shuffle some state institutions that came under the Minister of Aviation. Several institutions that belong to the Aviation Ministry were detached and added to Minister Arjuna Ranatunga’s Ports, Shipping and Aviation Ministry, it was reported. 

The new Government amended the State Departments, Institutions, and Public Corporations that come under a specific Ministry by a Gazette Extraordinary published on 10 January, 2015.

Earlier, Mustapha who was the former Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion and also Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Colombo Central Organizer quitted the ex- government and pledged to support President Maithripala Sirisena on 31 December 2014.

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