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Wijeyadasa resigns from Constitutional Council

The former justice minister and UNP MP, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has resigned from Sri Lanka's constitutional council, local papers reported on Thursday. 

Mr Rajapakshe, who was removed from the position of justice and Buddha Sasana minister for his criticism of government policies, submitted a letter of resignation to the president.

In October, Mr Rajapakshe criticised the steering committee of the constitutional assembly, stating it was "unconstitutional and [a] powerless entity since its inception."