Fonseka loses parliamentary seat

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 October 2010, 12:34 GMT]
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader, parliamentarian and former Sri Lanka Army commander Sarath Fonseka has lost his seat in the Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday, according to the Parliamentary Secretary General Dhammika Dissanayake, sources in Colombo said. Sarath Fonseka, who challenged Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election, was sentenced for 30 months rigorous imprisonment last week after he was found guilty at the first Military Court Martial.

The Election Commissioner Dayanadnda Dissanayake has requested the DNA through parliamentary secretary to appoint next candidate for his vacancy in parliament.

 

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