The Democratic National alliance (DNA) claimed today that its leader General (ret) Sarath Fonseka did not need the Defence Ministry’s permission to attend Parliament on the 22nd of April. This was after it was reported that Defence Ministry permission was needed for the General’s participation.
DNA Member and Former JVP Parliamentary Group Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking to journalists, stated that persons who are in charge of him at the Navy Headquarters, where he is currently being detained, are bound to allow him to participate in the Parliament according to the law.
The Military Spokesman Bring. Prasad Samarasinghe had earlier made a statement that Defence Ministry permission was needed for General Fonseka to participate in the inaugural sessions of the House.
Dissanayake also said that General Fonseka’s name had been included among those elected members whose names have been gazetted. (YP)