Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail
-- [1 hour and 40 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crime
-- [2 hours ago]
Fitch assigns Sri Lanka's Singer's notes 'A-(lka)' final rating
-- [3 hours ago]
Unilever CEO arrives in Sri Lanka on a business visit
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket condoles tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes
Sri Lankan President holds discussions with leaders of SAARC countries
Sri Lanka's left parties to field candidates for the presidential electio
Fielding a common opposition candidate for Sri Lanka presidency is an unprecedented move of solidarity - UNP
Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council rule firm despite rumors, says Chief Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.