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Last updated: 03 August, 2007 - Published 17:27 GMT
 
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CWC ministers 'will come back'
 
Minister Fernandopullai
Minister says CWC has not resigned from the government
The ministers who resigned on Thursday from the government will soon be joined back, a senior Sri Lankan minister said.

Highways minister Jeyaraj Fernadopullai told BBC Sandeshaya that he expects the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leaders to rejoin by Monday.

CWC ministers walked out of Sri Lanka's governing coalition on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's administration.

Exchange of words

The CWC Vice President, R.Yogarajan, said it was withdrawing over an unspecified insult to the party.

Leader of the CWC, Arumugam Thondaman and four other deputy ministers have tendered their resignations to President, Yogarajan said.

 There has been an exchange of words between Basil Rajapaksa and minister Muttu Sivalingham
 
Minister Fernandopullai

Minister Fernandopullai said there has been a "misunderstanding" between Senior Presidential Advisor and a CWC deputy minister.

"There has been an exchange of words between Basil Rajapaksa and minister Muttu Sivalingham," he told BBC Sandeshaya.

The Minister told BBCSinhala.com that he is personally working onto bring the CWC leaders back to the government as there has not been any policy dispute between the CWC and the government.

 
 
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