2ND LEAD (Correction)
Mano Ganesan backs Fonseksa
[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 December 2009, 11:17 GMT]
Democratic People's Front leader Mano Ganesan Thursday announced that his party would support General (retd) Sarath Fonseka, the joint opposition candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections in Sri Lanka. The DPF leader also said that he was presently negotiating with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to win their support to General Fonseka.
"This decision was taken by our party as General Fonseka assures that if he is elected as the president he would abolish the Executive Presidency and implement the 17th amendment and go beyond the 13th amendment to find a permanent solution to the ethnic conflict," said Mr. Ganesan.
The announcement was made at a press conference in Colombo.