Thursday, January 22, 2015
Fonseka reinstated as General
Issuing a special order a short while ago (21) President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered to drop all charges filed against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, granting him Presidential Pardon and reinstating him as a General, reports say.
Speaking, Capt. Senaka Haripriya de Silva - the personal assistant of Fonseka, confirmed this.
Accordingly Fonseka is to be reinstated as a four-star General with his medals restored, Silva added.
Fonseka also served as Chief of Defence Staff before contesting the 2010 Presidential election against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.