By Dianne Silva
Common opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka speaking to Daily Mirror Online a short while ago said that he was fully qualified to contest the Presidential Elections although he could not cast his vote at the elections today.
General Sarath Fonseka said that although he had registered himself in the 2008 voter registration list he had not been granted a vote.
“I want the people to know that I am fully qualified; under article 31 of the constitution, to contest for the Presidential Election,” the candidate said.
He requested voters to not be misled in any way by the false information propagated by the government. “I am a citizen of this country which is why I was the Chief of Defence Staff and the Army Commander. I want the people to not be misled by the mudslinging campaign of the government but to cast their vote with confidence,” he told Daily Mirror Online a short while ago.
Audio link: http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/290/fonseka-dispels-rumors-over-his-vote