Friday, May 18, 2012
Cabinet approves the release of Sarath Fonseka
President Mahinda Rajapaksa got the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers to release Sarath Fonseka, Presidential Spokesman Bandula Jayasekera stated.
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) MP, Tiran Alles after meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa last morning (May 16) stated that he believed that Sarath Fonseka would be released within the next two days.
He stated that a few small issued had to be ironed out regarding the release but he was confident that it would be done soon. He said that the President did not put forward any conditions regarding the release while adding that all discussions were constructive.
Meanwhile, Anoma Fonseka told AFP that she met President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday night and that he assured her that her husband would be freed as soon as possible. “I was promised that my husband will be cleared of all charges and released unconditionally,” she told AFP. There was no comment from Rajapakse’s office, but an official confirmed on Wednesday that the retired four-star general, who unsuccessfully challenged Rajapakse in January 2010 elections, would be released “within days”.