State Minister Rajiva Wijesinha joins the opposition
March 17, 2015 03:22 pm
Former State Minister Rajiva Wijesinha on Tuesday (17) defected and sat in the opposition side of the Parliament citing several issues including the 19th amendment and removal of the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Former State Minister of higher Education Wijesinha resigned from his ministerial portfolio, last month.
Earlier, Wijesinghe asserted that it is “completely wrong” to bow down to pressure from groups and remove the UGC Chairperson, without even probing the allegations against her.
Wijesinghe defected from the former government to support Maithripala Sirisena at the presidential Election in January.