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Political parties in UK condemn jailing Fonseka – Wickremasinghe

[TamilNet, Monday, 1 November 2010 10:23 No Comment]

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.

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