Political parties in UK condemn jailing Fonseka - Wickremasinghe
[TamilNet, Monday, 01 November 2010, 06:30 GMT]
The Only country in the world that has unseated a person who holds the
post of Member of Parliament due to the ruling of a Military Tribunal
is Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremasinghe, leader of the main
opposition United National Party(UNP), said addressing a meeting at Bopitiya
in Katugampola Saturday evening. He added that during his recent visit to Europe he was told by members of ruling and opposition parties that a Member of Parliament cannot be removed from his seat by a decision of a Court Martial and a retired person from the military cannot also be punished under the military regulations.
In the United Kingdom, ruling and opposition parties have condemned the jailing of Sarath Fonseka on a decision made by the Court Martial. The international community has also been calling for the immediate release of Fonseka from prison, Wickremasinghe said.