Civil Aviation State Minister Faizer Mustapha, who is displeased with the appointment of Ajith Dias as SriLankan Airlines Chairman, is to officially resign from his ministerial portfolio on Monday, Asian Mirror reliably learns.
Mustapha is going to resign from his position on the grounds that he was kept in the dark about the appointment although he was the duly appointed state minister to overlook the subject.
Ajith Dias, a prominent business leader in the apparel sector, was appointed as the SriLankan Airlines Chairman by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Asian Mirror last week exclusively reported that Mustapha had threatened to quit his position and he had sent a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena in this regard. Mustapha, who was elected to Parliament in 2010, extended his support to the Common Opposition before the presidential election in January, this year.
Mustapha had also expressed disappointment over his “limited role” in the ministry as the State Minister.