Arjuna Ranatunga Quits United National Party: Former Sri Lankan minister and legendary cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga has resigned from the opposition United National Party. He was not satisfied with the functioning of the party. In a letter to UNP leader and former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, he said the party did not make any changes or reforms after its defeat in the elections. The UNP could not get a single seat in the parliamentary elections held in August 2020.
Ranatunga was a minister in the UNP government from 2015 to 2019. After saying goodbye to cricket in 2000, he entered politics in 2001. His younger brother Prasanna is the tourism minister in the current government. Arjuna Ranatunga joined the UNP going against family tradition. His father Regi Ranatunga was a minister in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
UNP came into existence in the year 1946. He had to face the biggest defeat in the parliamentary elections held in August 2020. She could not win even a single seat. Arjuna Ranatunga was a minister from 2015 to 2019. Ranatunga has played 93 Tests and 269 ODIs for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup under his captaincy. The winning runs came from his bat in the final played against Australia in Lahore.
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