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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said it had formed a committee to draft a bill to be presented in parliament to ensure that Sarath Fonseka’s civic rights and military honors were restored and all penalties against him completely revoked.

During Monday’s Working Committee meeting the UNP unanimously decided to set up a committee comprising lawyers Wijeydasa Rajapaksa, Lakshman Kiriella and Ajith P. Perera to prepare the draft bill.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said the bill would be presented as soon as possible and hoped that the government would support the UNP’s efforts.

“If the government supports the bill we will know whether its intention to free Sarath Fonseka is genuine,” Mr. Attanayake said.

At today’s media conference Mr. Attanayake extended an open invitation to Mr. Fonseka asking him to join hands with the UNP. (Olindhi Jayasundere)
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  • Imran Hussein Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:06 PM

    'If the intension is genuine' are the key words. Are they?
    Lets see the reactions of regime members.

    UNP, Make hay while the sun shines - lol.

    Ajith Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:29 AM

    what do u mean josh, didnt even care.... they did, they were fighting for his release, even internationally, MP Jayalath Jayawardena was taking up, and Ranil were talking to international community....

    shantha madawela Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:06 PM

    Thissa wants to put SF to another trouble, thissa you build up your own party with ranil, but not with SF.

    RF Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:06 PM

    I see a brave move from the UNP after a long time..... Lets see what the government has to say about this....

    Nan Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:00 AM

    Every once in a while UNP shows that they ARE capable of talking sense.

    Channa Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:09 PM

    Would have thought of this earlier !

    josh Tuesday, 22 May 2012 07:32 PM

    didnt even care when he was inside after the first few months and now trying to show they care alot.. but appreciate the effort.. its for us to c if the govt was genuine or not..

    Sarath Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:35 PM

    Those who, they say, urged the President to incarcerate Gen. Fonseka will be exposed by the way they vote on such a bill.

    This is going to be interesting!!!

    CW Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:08 AM

    Trying to score few more points.


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