Another blast – candidates leave DP
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:15
Five organizers of the Democratic Party of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka have left the party saying there is no democracy in the party.
They held a media meeting in Colombo yesterday (24th) to announce their resignations.
They said they would ask the party to remove Mr. Sarath Fonseka from the party leadership and hand it over to Ms. Anoma Fonseka or Mr. Jayantha Ketagoda who could maintain democracy in the party.
They said Mr. Fonseka’s way of addressing others would fit military personnel but would not suit civilians. They said they joined Mr. Fonseka and the Democratic Party to protest against the government and promote good governance but now they have realized that it would not be attained through Mr. Fonseka.
They said they would rally all persons who left the Democratic Party in the near future and build an organization to protect democracy in Democratic Party.
Among those who have resigned from the party are Lakshman Dias – Chief Organizer, Borella, Nalin Rajapaksa – Kotte co-organizer, M. Irshad – Borella co-organizer, Mohan Wickremesinghe – Borella co-organizer, Capt. Ruwanpura Organizer, Kalutara. They are also candidates who have forwarded nominations for the PC election.
The Information Secretary of the Democratic Party who resigned from it earlier also was present.
Earlier the Chief Organizer of the DP for Minuwangoda Lalith Gunawardene also resigned from the party.