Athuraliye Rathana Thero launched a protest fast in front of Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on 31st May demanding the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley from their respective posts.
Rathana Thero claimed that he was prepared to sacrifice his life if need be in order to achieve his demands.
Meanwhile, Governors Azath Salley and M.L.A.M. Hizbullah handed their letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena earlier today (03).
Accordingly, Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne informed Rathana Thero of the resignations.