By Dianne Silva
Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka who is at a hotel in Colombo surrounded by the military, spoke to Daily Mirror online a short while ago and urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to give him security guarantees to leave the hotel.
Speaking to Daily Mirror Online the General stated that he feared for his security and did not want to leave until the government assured his security. “I feel they intend to arrest me and question me on leaking military secrets. I want the government to ensure my safety,” he said.
However the government denied stories that his freedom of movement was being restricted.
“There is no question of stopping him from leaving. We are not restricting his freedom of movement however if he tries to leave the hotel without proper security we will advice him. We don’t want him to move unless we are confident of his safe passage as he exits the hotel,” Minister Rabukwella told Daily Mirror Online.