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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to free jailed former army chief SarathFonseka unconditionally and at the earliest opportunity, the ex-general's wife said on Thursday, AFP reported.

Anoma Fonseka said she met President MahindaRajapakse on Wednesday night and that he assured her that her husband would be freed as soon as possible.

"I was promised that my husband will be cleared of all charges and released unconditionally," she told AFP.

There was no comment from Rajapakse's office, but an official confirmed on Wednesday that the retired four-star general, who unsuccessfully challenged Rajapakse in January 2010 elections, would be released "within days".

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  Comments - 26

  • padmal Friday, 18 May 2012 03:38 AM

    We with you .............

    sandy Friday, 18 May 2012 03:50 AM

    what wonderful news-specially for his family-SO glad for you all!

    reham Friday, 18 May 2012 03:53 AM

    BUt When????????????????

    GULFLAD Friday, 18 May 2012 03:58 AM

    Well done USA!

    Ane Kale Friday, 18 May 2012 04:19 AM

    Will the General join ranks with Ruling Party again? Was that the arrangement.. Very fishy !!

    shanthapriya J Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:56 AM


    &yuyu Friday, 18 May 2012 04:43 AM

    Good one!!!!!!

    SF Friday, 18 May 2012 04:45 AM

    well said Jayam..You are quite right....

    Mean Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:18 AM

    This is the best News after a every long time that Mr.President is giving to the Nation.

    Chakablast Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:18 AM

    We are waiting to see our Great Hero.

    Soldadu Unnahe Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:21 AM

    Ape Weerayata jaya wewa....!!!!!!

    sarath Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:30 AM

    He should mind his language at the press conference just after the freedom,but should be given a clear cut message to the nation

    sxhabeeb Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:33 AM

    let us rock ...... and cheers to all.... Thank you MR President

    Minister Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:38 AM

    Thanks. Justice delivered at last!

    Nan Friday, 18 May 2012 11:28 AM

    This is great news..I wish his ranks will be restored as well. any general who has freed a nation of terrorism deserves to take that military honour to his grave..

    jagath Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:14 PM

    how natoin will celebrate victoryday without gen; sarath fonseka?

    manoj Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:19 PM

    i am little nervous what might happen next . but happy to see our hero Mr SF is released.

    justin Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:23 PM

    We should be thankful for the kindness of His Excellency!

    Oshanda Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:22 PM

    At last Justics prevail, Thank you USA and the Obama Government.

    kumar Friday, 18 May 2012 12:37 AM

    Thanks 4 Human Rights agencies! U got Sarath Fonseka out

    Anas Hassan Thursday, 17 May 2012 08:59 AM

    any secret condition?

    Jayam Friday, 18 May 2012 01:14 AM

    Thanks Mr.President & Mr.Tiran Alles......Not.for others who try to get credit...

    Aruna Friday, 18 May 2012 02:14 AM

    going to free him before he can bail him out... good one

    singingfisher Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:15 AM

    This is a very good move.

    asp028 Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:17 AM

    Thank you President.Proud that you are taking a good dicision and may tripple gem bless you and Fonseka.

    Bath-Packet Kollo Friday, 18 May 2012 02:33 AM

    do jump into a well please.

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