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Lohan to continue as State Minister for Gem and Jewellery Industries

Lohan Ratwatte will continue as the State Minister of Gem and Jewellery Related Industries, despite several groups calling to strip him of all portfolios, The Morning learns.

Speaking to The Morning, one of the Minister’s Coordinating Secretaries confirmed that Ratwatte only resigned from his Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation portfolio.

The Secretary also stated that his resignation had nothing to do with the Prime Minister’s reported phone call which called for his resignation.

“He resigned by himself, nobody asked him to resign. The media reported about some incidents and he resigned in order to help if any investigations take place,” he stated.

However, when asked if an investigation or inquiry into the matter is underway, the Secretary stated that he was unaware of this.