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By Dianne Silva

A leading hotel in Colombo where Presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka is currently at with several other opposition politicians, is said to be under “siege” with the army insisting that a group of deserters in the premises surrender.

Army spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakara, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the army deserters should surrender immediately. However the deserters do not seem to be showing any signs of surrendering any time soon.

Meanwhile opposition leader Ranil Wickramasingha and several other opposition members also arrived at the hotel a short while ago.

Brigadier Nanayakara had earlier told Daily Mirror online that some 400 army deserters with weapons are holed up inside the hotel.

  Comments - 9

  • Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:06 AM

    Like Tamils had/have their terrorists, Sinhales have their terrorists!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 04:03 AM

    war has come to town.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:28 AM

    It is not a good move to the country. If there is any deserters, wait for while untill they come out. Please dont go in. It will spoil the great win

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:28 AM

    oh..what a shame!! at the end of the day SF becomes the Terorist.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:28 AM

    may be SF was breafing these deserters how to start violence around the country.and the army surounded them to keep them in there

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:37 AM

    Shame to Mahinda victory.

    What is doing Government.

    Please respect to SF who is our hero against Terrorism.


    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:47 AM

    Election Results also under Siege !.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:45 AM

    MR, what is this drama?

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:11 PM

    Forcast for next 12 months

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