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Fonseka may come out from Lalith Front PDF Print E-mail
It is likely that General (retd) Sarath Fonseka may contest the next Presidential Election, on the Lalith Front ticket. The political party of former Lalith Athulathmudali, the Lalith Front, though a registered party, had not contested elections for a long time and was willing to provide Fonseka with a forum to contest the presidency. "There will be no problem in changing the party’s name or symbol," says a Lalith Front party source. The General said today that he was looking forward to support from India for his nation’s future. Expressing that he was "very fond" of India, Fonseka, who is being endorsed as the joint opposition candidate to challenge the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa, said he was looking forward to support from India during his future plans.
General Sarath Fonseka said further that the next few hours are going to be very important in his life. He says the President who is the minister of defense and the secretary of the ministry of Defense are jointly working against him. He says they do not like him having any contacts with the media. They have succeeded to a certain degree in trying to bring in discredit to him says the General.
Gen. Fonseka says his aim first would make the country a free media nation and stop all corruption in the country to make a country that is free of corruption. He said he would emphasize a Just society, media freedom, religious democracy, friendly relations with neighbouring countries and protection of Human Rights once he take over power.
Meanwhile Dayasiri Jeyasekara MP for Kurunagala district of UNP says once the common candidate becomes the President legal action against those were in power that violated the constitution and those who disgraced court rulings would be taken.
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