They had handed over their letters of resignation to the SJB General Secretary Ranjith Maddumabandara yesterday (25).
According to sources, the crisis was caused by the inability to register the highest number of preferential voters in the district affairs. It is said that they have taken this decision due to their disgruntlement over the projects of SJB Leader Sajith Premadasa.
It is said that another reason for the resignation is the people's distrust of the government and the majority of politicians, and the inability for the people's representatives within the party to carry out any program to strengthen the opposition's stand.
Despite these MPs highlighting the need for the implementation of certain programs for the benefit of the people, they had not received the anticipated encouraging response from their leader, forcing them to take this decision.