Jeewan Thondaman announced he has stepped down from his position as the State Minister of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure.
His letter of resignation has been handed over to the President.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) Senthil Thondaman said his party will be leaving the government and acting as an independent group in Parliament, making it the second political party to leave the government amidst the anti-government uprising.
Earlier, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had left the government to serve as an independent group in Parliament.
In the wake of the rapidly growing opposition against the government in its alleged failure to settle the devastating economic and other crises befallen Sri Lanka, the dialogue of whether the government will lose the majority in Parliament is hitting its fever pitch now.