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UNP, DNA appeal to Rajapakse to release Fonseka immediately

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:46 No Comment]

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) and the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) led by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have appealed to President Mahinda Rajapakse, head of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government, to release General (retired) Sarath Fonseka from military custody immediately. Fifty parliamentarians from the UNP and DNA including the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the appeal.

“It is commonly preached during Vesak that hatred never ceases by hatred. Hence the appeal is being extended to the President to release General Fonseka with immediate effect. He is being detained in the military custody in an inhumane manner, DNA General Secretary, Vijitha Heart said in a news conference Monday.

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