Sri Lanka: TNA removes its only Sinhala MP from party

Podi Appuhami Piaysena had supported government on a key bill in Parliament.

Colombo: Sri Lanka`s pro-LTTE Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has removed its only MP from the Sinahala majority community, Podi Appuhami Piaysena, after he supported the government on a key bill in Parliament.

TNA political bureau decided to remove Piaysena as he backed the government of President Mahinda Rajapakse at the parliamentary vote on the 18th amendment to the Constitution, party sources said.

The passage of the 18th amendment bill in Parliament has paved the way for a President to contest an unlimited number of times for the top post.
Piaysena was the only Sinhala national who won on a TNA ticket for Digamadulla district in the East in the general election held in April.