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By Sumaiya Rizwi and Dianne Silva

The military claims that several army deserters are holed up at a leading Colombo hotel and troops have been deployed to surround the hotel to ensure law and order is maintained.

Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakara, speaking to Daily Mirror online a short while ago, claimed that the deserters who could use weapons are at the hotel with opposition members including those backing General Sarath Fonseka.

He said that this resulted in the security establishment deploying troops to surround the hotel last night.

Meanwhile the Fonseka camp stated that the parties supporting the common opposition candidate were at the hotel and did not consist of any army deserters.

“The leaders of the UNP, JVP and the other parties are with us but there are no army deserters here. There are about 400 of us and the hotel has been surrounded by the Army,” Fonseka’s Secretary Seneka De Silva told Daily Mirror Online.


  Comments - 9

  • Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:01 AM

    Operation SF ......Failed ,,What next? Colombo fever...Colombians what a Shame !!!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:09 AM

    Good show "General", protect the deserters. Very good example for people who are serving in the security forces.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:09 AM

    Fonseka.. please stop this nonsense. People have chosen Mahinda with a clear majority. Please pack you bags and leave the country peacefully.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:12 AM

    this is all mada

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:29 AM

    who pay the hotel bill . US , Norway or LTTE

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:50 AM

    Time to find the criminal and panish. They may have gathered there expecting SF's victory and start talking revenge. This may the hist scod.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 04:00 AM

    Something fishy

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 04:28 AM

    SF... No way.. keep in mind that Sri Lankan people are stronger than your 'SF Army'...

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 02:23 PM

    Sri Lankans must stand up for justice , peace and truth.

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