Sivageetha announces support to Fonseka

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 January 2010, 10:37 GMT]
Batticaloa Mayor Sivageetha Prabhakaran Friday resigned from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined United National Party (UNP) to support General (retd) Fonseka in the upcoming Sri Lankan Presidential elections. Ms. Sivageetha was earlier in the TMVP paramilitary group faction led by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, the present chief minister in the Eastern Provincial Council. Later she joined the SLFP at the request of Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna, now a minister the Rajapaksa government who is also one of the vice presidents of SLFP.

Batticaloa Mayor Sivageetha Prabhakaran
Batticaloa Mayor Sivageetha Prabhakaran
The Rajapaksa government immediately withdrew the military security provided to her after her announcement that she would be supporting General Fonseka in the forthcoming presidential election.

Sivageetha was provided with 25 army personnel including some female soldiers. All of them had been withdrawn when she arrived in Colombo to address the press briefing, she told media. The security to her residence in Batticaloa has also been withdrawn leaving only two police constables.


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