On the instructions of the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the United National Party Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena, MP and Deputy General Secretary of the UNP has handed over an appeal on behalf of the United National Party regarding General Sarath Fonseka (SF) to His Holiness Pope Benedict the XVIth at the Vatican, when he had a special audience with His Holiness the Pope on October 26, 2011.
Dr. Jayawardena has informed the Pope that General Sarath Fonseka was responsible for eradicating terrorism from Sri Lanka as the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lanka Army.
He has mentioned that the Sri Lankans suffered through the years because of terrorism.
He has also mentioned that General Sarath Fonseka having retired after active service had contested as the Opposition Presidential Candidate at the last Presidential Election where the UNP had extended its support to him.
Dr. Jayawardena had also told the Pontiff that General Sarath Fonseka has won a parliamentary seat from the Colombo district with a large majority during the last General Election which was held immediately after the Presidential Election.
Dr. Jayawardena had highlighted the fact that presently General Sarath Fonseka was imprisoned following a judgment issued by the Court Martial of Sri Lanka. He has requested the Pope to get more information regarding General Sarath Fonseka from His Excellency Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka and from His Eminence the Most Rev. Dr. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo.
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MagodisThuma Saturday, 29 October 2011 07:32 AM
Now they try with Pope... Better to try with the God !
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