Fonseka instructed to vacate official residence on short notice

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 November 2009, 10:35 GMT]
Retired Chief of Defence Staff and former SLA Commander General (retd) Sarath Fonseka is facing difficulty in securing a new residence in a safe location after the Sri Lankan defence authorities have given him near zero time to vacate his official residence in Colombo, sources close Fonseka said.

The SLA defence authorities have given the former SLA commander time till Sunday to vacate his official residence situated inside the SLA Headquarters in Colombo.

At the same time, the SL defence authorities are carrying out a covert campaign targeting house owners to refrain from renting out their premises to the former commander as part of a wider campaign to mount pressure on him, according to the sources close to Fonseka.

 

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