Wickremesinghe demands immediate release of Fonseka

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 October 2010, 02:56 GMT]
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa to immediately pardon and release former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who led the battle against the Liberation Tigers and ended the war May last year, the Sinhala daily Lankadeepa said Tuesday.

Several religious ceremonies in Budhist faith also have been held to secure Fonseka’s release from prison.

“As the opposition leader and a member of parliament, I am publicly urging the President to immediately free Sarath Fonseka,” Wickremesinghe said. He added that he will present this as a formal request to Rajapaksa in accordance to the regulations in the constitution.

 

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