Exco meeting

The demand of Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera, who undertook a fast last week, was the sacking of the Governors M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. When President Maithripala Sirisena asked the two governors to resign, it was expected that Rishad Bathiudeen would also resign to allow an impartial investigation to verify if there were connections with these Muslim leaders and the Islamist terrorists.