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* Former Sri Lanka Army Commander led party in total disarray
Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 10:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 09, Colombo: Kalutara district parliamentarian of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), Sri Lanka's legendary former cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga has announced his resignation from the deputy leader post and the membership of the party led by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

Meanwhile, DNA national list MP Tiran Alles who held the post of general secretary of the party has also said without giving a clear reason that he resigned from the party in September this year.

Both Ranatunga and Alles were notable absentees of Fonseka's recent rally held last month in Colombo Hyde Park.

Although Ranatunga was elected from Kalutara district from NDA, he had not engaged in any politics in Kalutara district since his election, Kalutara district DNA sources say.

The loose alliance formed to face the general election in April 2010 was able to elect seven members to the parliament. Three of them now belong to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), one to breakaway group of JVP, Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) and one to DNA. Only the chairman of the party, Jayantha Ketagoda, who entered to the parliament to fill the vacancy of former Army Commander, supports him now.



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