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Arjuna resigns from SF’s party

9 November 2012 07:11 am - 58     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga has resigned from the Democratic Party, led by Sarath Fonseka today. Meanwhile Tiran Alles also confirmed that he tendered his resignation as the secretary of the party in September.
 
 Speaking to Daily Mirror online MP Arjuna Ranathunga who was the Deputy Leader of the party said that he will continue to be a member of the Democratic National Alliance- and function as an MP of the party.

“I’ve resigned only from the Democratic Party and not from the DNA. I have always been a supporter of a common opposition and this doesn’t seem feasible with the way things are working” he said.

When queried as to the reason behind the resignation Ranathunga reiterated his stance of a common opposition and the failure of the Democratic Party to lead the formation of it.

“There is no point continuing to work because there seems to be no comprehensive plan or intention to rally all forces against this regime.  I have always been of the belief that the UNP, JVP and all other parties should come under one platform and I don’t see any point in having a couple of UNPers joining us, when the calling is for a much wider and comprehensive platform” he said.

Meanwhile MP Tiran Alles said that the speculation in September regarding his resignation from the post of secretary was true.

“ I never confirmed it to the media at the time, but I resigned from the post in September” he said. ( By Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 58

  • Soothsayer Saturday, 10 November 2012 01:11 AM

    As H.E the President very correctly said, Mr. Sarath Fonseka will have Anoma and his family members only at the end. JVP and UNP ruined his glorious military carrier.

    Prof Wickramatillake Friday, 09 November 2012 01:24 PM

    No surprise. Plan well done; final nail on SF's coffin

    Tyrant Alles Saturday, 10 November 2012 10:42 PM

    Captain KuCool abandons the sinking ship. What a captain.

    Junior Citizen Friday, 09 November 2012 01:25 PM

    And those jokers wanted us to make him the President.

    xlntgson Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:52 AM

    The fault of bringing celebrities into politics which made preferential vote a mockery otherwise it would have been a strength to inner party democracy or primary! We can't fix minimum qualification for a voter and a politician, that is the minefield of democracy, sadly we don't have an alternative to errant democracy, chaos!

    jayasingha Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:07 AM

    Only MR can.

    cross over Friday, 09 November 2012 07:24 AM

    number 1 cross over man in this country aftre being cricketer

    Wara Friday, 09 November 2012 07:30 AM

    How many will be left with the party now. True colors of a man can see after some time. Now all the main partners has abandon him.

    Al Rasa Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:25 AM

    Join the govt. it's great and do not support any party who are with international fora and if their govt, installed even by an accident LTTE will re-emerge.

    s .silva Friday, 09 November 2012 07:37 AM

    solidier without an army. freind in need is freind indeed.

    CJ Friday, 09 November 2012 07:50 AM

    You are correct Mr Arjuna.

    bandara Friday, 09 November 2012 07:55 AM

    pole vaulters, how many times, where is the next jump

    Minister Friday, 09 November 2012 07:57 AM

    Now, its high time to go and jack the hand to strengthen it!

    baba Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:56 AM

    How are Paba and Anarkali?

    I.O.Sull-Lee Friday, 09 November 2012 08:06 AM

    hello there chubby i hope YOU of all people are NOT going to rejoin the govt.

    baba Saturday, 10 November 2012 04:01 AM

    SF's plans for anti corruption and law abiding society is good. But he cannot do it alone. Even if he joins UNP he cannot do it because majorty of even UNPers are corrupted people.

    jayawic Friday, 09 November 2012 08:13 AM

    We really don't know this bunch of people doing what type of politics and which party they represent .There behavior is giving disappoinment to common people .I think this is the reason there is no opposition in Sri lanka

    star Friday, 09 November 2012 08:39 AM

    Arjuna is right... Only solution is Rally around Ranil and make a big impact to remove this regime if you really love mother lanka !

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 09 November 2012 08:45 AM

    Time for educated, intelligent people to take over politics, like in Western countries. Retired cricketers, ex-military men, aged and young actors should be told to find other jobs.

    Miracle Child Friday, 09 November 2012 08:47 AM

    I told u soo....

    amila Friday, 09 November 2012 08:49 AM

    Anyway you were behind SF when he was in trouble.Good luck ! But don't join the government at any cost.

    Namal Pavithra Friday, 09 November 2012 03:58 PM

    No doubt he was a good cricketer, talking about politics and Poor Kalutara Ditrict's People here.

    justin Friday, 09 November 2012 09:01 AM

    Sarath Fonseka, Arjuna and Tilan should join the UNP for the betterment of the country.

    Janaka Friday, 09 November 2012 03:57 PM

    Dear Rufus Randeniya -- You are exactly correct. Mahinda Have both... guts and strategy...

    loki Friday, 09 November 2012 09:05 AM

    the question is will the people of this country vote for a educated and intelligent person?

    Sam. Friday, 09 November 2012 09:10 AM

    Exactly. SF should understand that he himself is an infant in the political field and Ranil is a clean person and a National Leader.

    D.E.M. Ocracy Friday, 09 November 2012 04:05 PM

    WE WILL STAND WITH YOU GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA YOU HAVE THE BLESSING OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD TO LEAD SRI LANKA TO FUTURE OF BLESSINGS.

    Namal Pavithra Friday, 09 November 2012 09:16 AM

    People who voted this kind of people are fools and idiots. They come from nowhere and get elected.
    Nothin has been done to area/people where he was elected.

    Ethnic man Friday, 09 November 2012 09:26 AM

    He is man who think always ethnically even in poltics and also in his sport career. This we know well

    Namal Pavithra Friday, 09 November 2012 04:36 PM

    Its like telling MR won the war, vote him to power everytime contested, based on that victory alone.

    Smart Friday, 09 November 2012 04:39 PM

    Will RW and MR allow ?

    janaka Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:27 PM

    Mr. Arjuna you got the better idea. SF is not the correct person , He will take our country to bad to worst situation, Please join hands with UNP and show your capability.

    Paddy Suman Friday, 09 November 2012 10:08 AM

    If every party should come under one platform then who is going to be the Locomotive?

    Rahmathullah Friday, 09 November 2012 10:11 AM

    Now SF is a lonely man deserted by everyone. Politics is not like waging war. As a war hero SF showed his bravery. But, to be a politician, he should know how to be flexible and accommodating.

    Cobbler Friday, 09 November 2012 10:17 AM

    SF and AR are ok. But the other will not be anywhere near Ranil's honesty.

    lal Friday, 09 November 2012 10:18 AM

    Looks like Mr Fonseka is running a one man party. Man who abandoned the nation is being abandoned, and soon disappear to wilderness. Ranatunga is on the right track.

    MA Friday, 09 November 2012 10:28 AM

    Boys didn't play well so I resign. I will try to come back to cricket board with MR's blessing ,

    richardson Saturday, 10 November 2012 03:37 PM

    S F must join the main stream of the opposition.

    `Rufus Randeniya Friday, 09 November 2012 10:41 AM

    Ranil has strategy but no guts. SF has guts but no strategy. Political field is more challenging than the battle field. Oh, SF we had high hopes on you.

    Senaka Friday, 09 November 2012 10:42 AM

    Whoever joins Ranil, It will not affect the result of next presidential election. MR knows how to get votes of villagers. They are not bothered about CJ impeachment , university strikes and share market. That's the bitter truth.

    Korale Friday, 09 November 2012 10:54 AM

    All good cricketers won't become good politicians. He doesn’t know how the political pitch will behave and getting out cheaply every time.

    Jilmart VotesMR Friday, 09 November 2012 10:57 AM

    pls join with me I will give you Sport ministerial post by my Jilmart voting system by my governemnt

    Jilmart VotesMR Friday, 09 November 2012 11:04 AM

    Pls come and join with me I will teach you about my jilmart voting system to be come a president or minister in this country

    Shihan Friday, 09 November 2012 11:04 AM

    People are starting to realize that RW is the right person and UNP is the right opposition. The green party is the ideal choice to outcast this corrupt regime. Mr Arjuna, you are on the right track. join the UNP work for the betterment of the country. Dear SF, give up your ego, support the UNP otherwise you will be nowhere.

    anthare pora Saturday, 10 November 2012 04:28 PM

    Daskon methindu (SF) ada thiniyama wela medde. All people desserted him because of some unknown charatcter of him

    kingasanga Friday, 09 November 2012 11:15 AM

    Arjuna, you waste lots of time to realize this.

    Lord King Friday, 09 November 2012 11:36 AM

    U mean permanant oposition ?

    Granite Friday, 09 November 2012 11:47 AM

    You all combined with your foreign backers and tried many times before and failed to come to power right. Made to loose by the majority Lankans who knows who is better positioned to govern the country. No point making silly excuses such as jilmarts etc. The issues you talk of are not effecting the common man to effect their voting decisions and all what they want is development, peace and stability lead by a strong patriotic Lankan leader with a backbone

    Dinithi Friday, 09 November 2012 11:53 AM

    Arjuna did not come from nowhere. He is the captain who took Sri Lankan sports and cricket to the world and won. You now see how difficult it is to win a world cup even after coming to the finals. Arjuna did it.

    Bushel Friday, 09 November 2012 12:20 PM

    "Sarath' Don't go for politics it is a dirty " Didn't MR tell u this?

    Mason Friday, 09 November 2012 12:24 PM

    You were a lion in the cricket field and brought glory to the country. Why are you chickening out now.

    Shaping Friday, 09 November 2012 12:25 PM

    Hail to that. Exactly

    Pillegekolla Saturday, 10 November 2012 08:16 PM

    Whom do you mean by WE ?

    Paddy Suman Friday, 09 November 2012 12:57 PM

    I think I batted well but he didn't bowl well.

    John FErnandez Friday, 09 November 2012 12:59 PM

    Cricket and politics are two different things. We don't need experience in winning world cups to govern the country.

    Kalawedda Friday, 09 November 2012 01:02 PM

    We knew from the beginning that this will happen sooner or later. No one can work with SF.


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