Arjuna resigns from Democratic Party

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga has resigned from Sarath Fonseka’s political party, the Democratic Party.

The Democratic party is a part of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA). In September General Secretary of the Democratic Party Tiran Alles had also resigned from his post in the party.

When the Colombo Gazette contacted DNA General Secretary Vijitha Herath in September he said that Alles has not resigned from the DNA alliance.

The resignation followed an interview Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka had given to a local Sinhala newspaper.

In the newspaper interview Fonseka was quoted as saying that Alles cannot have his way.

Alles had negotiated the release of Sarath Fonseka from prison following several rounds of discussions between Alles and the President.

A member of parliament, Tiran Alles always maintained that there was no hidden deal with the President when Fonseka was freed.