Minister of State Arundika Fernando resigned from his post recently in connection with the attack on a group of students at the Ragama Medical Faculty.
Sources say that he has resigned from the post following an order issued by the President.
However, the President has asked Arundika Fernando to resign not only due to the incident in connection with the incident at the Ragama Medical Faculty but also due to the incident where a notorious ethanol smuggler was brought to Sri Lanka from a foreign country and facilitated to be released on bail. The court had issued a warrant for this ethanol smuggler’s arrest.
Following the President’s order, Arundika Fernando immediately went to meet Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sources said that he had cried and expressed his grief to the Prime Minister and appealed to him to save him.
But Arundika eventually had to resign after the Prime Minister refused to intervene.