Fonseka refuses to seek pardon from Rajapaksa
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 September 2010, 15:10 GMT]
Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Sarath Fonseka said that he had
been approached by intermediaries of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda
Rajapaksa urging him to ask the President for a pardon. “I told them
that I will never do that,” Sarath Fonseka said at a media briefing held in
the parliamentary complex Wednesday. Sarath Fonseka, leader of the
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) and other MPs of the DNA
participated in the media briefing.
The first Court Martial found Fonseka guilty of involvement in
politics while being the Commander of the SLA and sentenced him striping him of his pension, medals and promotions that he acquired while
Mahinda Rajapakse as the Executive President immediately
ratified the sentence.