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 in service.

Mahinda Rajapakse as the Executive President immediately ratified the sentence.

 

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