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Six Sri Lankan ministers resigned on Thursday, saying they were unable to continue work in the country's unity government.
The six ministers are: Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare S.B Dissanayake, Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Labour Minister John Seneviratne, Science, Technology and Research Minister Susil Premajayantha and Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody.
Ten other state and deputy ministers belonging to the SLFP had also vacated their positions on Wednesday.
President Sirisena has accepted the resignations of all the 16 legislators.
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