SLPP Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara resigns over alleged sexual abuse claims

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Southern Provincial Council Member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias ‘Raththaran’ has decided to resign from his post.

He stated that he will hand over his resignation letter to the Governor of the Southern Province today.

At a media briefing today, the Councilor said he decided to resign due to severe criticism following alleged claims of sexual abuse of a minor.

Recently, Pushpakumara was accused of raping a 16 year old girl and a case has been filed in court against him.

The Councilor said he decided to resign so that his post as a provincial council member would not hinder the court case.

“Everyone will say that I have won the case because I am a councilor. Therefore, I will resign from the Southern Provincial Council today, and I will also withdraw from active politics. I will not contest the elections until I am acquitted of this case,” he said.

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