The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has sacked the Nava Sihala Urumaya from the Alliance.
The DNA executive committee decided to sack the Nava Sihala Urumaya and its leader Sarath Manamendra.
DNA Chairman Tiran Alles and executive committee member Jayantha Ketagoda have said that Manamendra had on several occasions informed them that he wanted to leave the DNA and join either the government or the UNP in order to resolve some financial issues faced by him.
Following a lengthy discussion, the DNA executive committee unanimously decided to sack Manamendra and the Nava Sihala Urumaya from the DNA.
The DNA is led by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.