The opposition has sent a signed petition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa demanding the release of DNA leader Retired General Sarath Fonseka from military custody. Fifty UNP and DNA MPs including opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe have signed this petition.
DNA General Secretary MP Vijitha Herath told a news conference that General Sarath Fonseka is detained in military custody in an inhumane manner.
“Now we are celebrating Vesak. It is commonly preached nowadays that hatred never ceases by hatred. Then, we believe that Gen. Fonseka should be set free with immediate effect. He is the leading war hero,” Mr. Herath said. (KB)