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Monday, 23 October 2017
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Gen. Fonseka meets MR and Tells UNF to wait PDF Print E-mail
It is been reported to Sri Lanka Watch that Commander of Joint Forces General Sarath Fonseka has taken part at the security council meeting yesterday.
The meeting was presided by President Mahinda Rajapaksha

This is the first time the General met the President after returning from the US. After the Security Council meeting the both of them had lunch together and discussed private matters, of which nothing is known yet.

Meanwhile getting nervous about the meeting yesterday the leaders of the newly formed United National Front has requested General Sarath Fonseka to hand over his resignation from the post of Chief of Defence Staff only after the President declares a presidential election.

UNF sources say its leaders decided on this course of action on receiving information of a move by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to call a general election instead of a presidential election in the event that General Fonseka resigned from his post.

Yesterday, Mano Ganeshan, leader of Sri Lanka’s Western People’s Front and Colombo district parliamentarian, said that his parties along with several other opposition parties were engaged in discussions with Chief of Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka on fielding him as a candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the event of an election.

 
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