Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga quits UNP

November 29, 2021 at 5:51 PM

Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided to leave the United National Party (UNP) with immediate effect.

In a letter, Ranatunga has communicated his decision to leave the UNP to the Leader, Secretary, Deputy Leader and the Assistant Leader of the Party.

Stating that he had joined the United National Front during the 2015 Presidential Election in order to make a change for the common good, he said as the first step towards this objective he contested the 2015 Election and secured the highest number of votes from the Gampaha District.

Ajuna Ranatunga further said that when many left the party in 2020, he remained with the UNP in order to protect the UNP.

Pointing out that in 2020 the UNP suffered a massive loss, he revealed that what is required at present is to prepare a program to overcome the present and future challenges.

He said, however, as there seems to be no such preparation there appears to be no purpose in remaining with the party, hencehe has decided to resign from the party. (NewsWire)