Sri Lanka’s world cup winning former cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, who resigned from the Democratic Party’s Deputy leader position, told The Nation that however, he continued to be a member of the Democratic Alliance with complete faith in former Army Chief, the party leader, Sarath Fonseka.
“I quit the position because some of the party members are ‘diluted’ in their way of thinking. But I remain to be a member of the Alliance where I have complete faith in Sarath Fonseka,” Ranatunga asserted.
He said that he was to form a total opposition consisting of all opposition parties including the UNP and the JVP to rally against what he called the present corrupt UPFA government. But there were certain spoilers within the DNA, which had led to his quitting the post, he noted.
“I want to unite all opposition parties to rally against the corrupt UPFA government whose wrong doings include a breakdown in law and order and therefore I will remain in the Alliance in pursuance of that goal,” Ranatunga added.