By Kshanika Argent
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is to lodge a protest with the Commonwealth if detained Member of Parliament and leader of the DNA General Sarath Fonseka is not permitted by the Sri Lankan government to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
DNA General Secretary Tiran Alles, speaking to Daily Mirror online said that General Fonseka had every right to attend the conference scheduled for September as a Member of Parliament as he shared the same rights as other parliamentarians.
Alles said, “If the judiciary said he can’t travel out of the country that’s another matter. His name has been submitted by the opposition and if the parliament denies this, then in the future too the government will decide who travels to summits and that is not healthy.”
Two MP's each from the Government and Opposition are to attend the summit. The United National Party’s (UNP) MP Earl Gunasekara and the DNA's MP General Sarath Fonseka, who is currently under Army custody, were proposed from the opposition. (Daily Mirror online)