Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauf Hakeem announces his resignation as justice minister and pledges support for opposition leader Maithripala Sirisena in January 8 elections. Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka Muslim party resigns from Rajapaksa government ahead of snap polls

In a blow to incumbent president's re-election bid, Muslim party leaves government to support opposition citing Mahinda Rajapaksa's efforts to extend his term of office

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauf Hakeem announces his resignation as justice minister and pledges support for opposition leader Maithripala Sirisena in January 8 elections. Photo: AFP
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