The JVP claimed today that General Sarath Fonseka, who is in military detention, was in poor health after developing breathing difficulties as a result of a cough and urged the government to provide him with place with better ventilation.
General Sarath Fonseka has developed a cough which has caused him breathing difficulties, JVP parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said
“According his wife Mrs. Anoma Fonseka, we knew about it. We again ask the government to provide him with adequate ventilation,” he said.
Mr. Dissanayake said, “Only Mrs. Fonseka can visit her husband in military custody despite the court order which permits close relatives Gen. Fonseka to visit him. The government appears to have done this to keep Mrs. Fonseka always occupied with attendance to her husband. Then, she cannot participate in campaign meetings.” (KB)