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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who was released on a special presidential pardon on Monday, is to form a new political party named, ‘Democratic Party’ led by him, MP Jayantha Ketagoda said.

 “We have already forwarded the application to the Elections Secretariat for registration and awaiting its approval,” said Mr. Ketagoda, who is the Chairman of the party.

 He also said MP Arjuna Ranatunga and Anoma Fonseka will be the Co-Deputy Leaders of the Party while Tiran Alles will act as the General Secretary.

 Mr. Ketagoda said that other officials would be named once the registration process was completed. (Indika Sri Aravinda)
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  • gamaya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 03:40 AM

    good news but with Tiran? Can we trust him?

    Rangan Wednesday, 23 May 2012 03:02 PM

    Let him enjoy the freedom for sometime.

    Those who gave him all sort of dreams and made him contest last time, did not go to jail with him and now are starting again.

    He can wait to take decesion as first thing is to ensure he will be safe to do any activities.

    rahu Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:38 AM

    we can joint with him without fear. Main thing is he does not has a SON..................................

    Mayu Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:06 AM

    Forming a political party is easy but wining those odds and becoming a political leader is a challenge. Especially at this moment if any political party speaks about the national problem they will be labels as pro LTTE party by the public.

    In particular, if he wants to win over the trust of public he should not bring in his immediate family members.

    He has to address openly how he is going to address the North-East issue. That makes his gesture different from the rest.

    Sajitha Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:50 AM

    Wait and see....

    richardson Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:20 AM

    In that case ,how many people can you trust in Sri Lanka??

    fazeel Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:25 AM

    He cannot be the president for 7 more years, so he can put Anoma and do a Thailand style governance

    MOHAMED ASFAR Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:25 AM

    oh my god........................another party..................

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:29 AM

    Sir, call it the "republican party" after the next US presidential election.

    Jean Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:30 AM

    It's too soon, better enjoy life with the family.

    Man Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:07 AM

    Name is not problem, we need democracy

    hisham Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:47 AM

    respect to UNP bcos of ranil wickramasing only you are receiving welcom & other respect from puplic

    saman Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:10 AM

    Dear SF,

    You can get political practice following Mr. Putin who is best person thinking the motherland without personal interest.

    shantha madawela Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:13 AM

    well done. our best wishes, we all are with you.

    piyal samarakone Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:51 AM

    if SL to become eldorado on earth all remaing handfull of country loving politicians who do not have personnal agenda
    should unite under one umbrella - hope and pray that day will become a reality sooner or later no matter what color they are -

    D.E.M. Ocracy Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:56 AM

    GREAT YOUR EXCELLENCY WE ARE WITH YOU AND WILL GIVE YOU ALL OUR SUPPORT BOTH HERE IN SRI LANKA AND INTERNATIONALLY. YOU ARE OUR HERO AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE.

    GOD BLESS YOU YOUR EXCELLENCY GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA AND FIRST LADY MADAM ANOMA, YOU ARE OUR GENUINE PRESIDENT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE WHO WAS ROBBED.

    kevin Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:54 AM

    It is better stay without entering to politics.SF you should understand your extent & limits

    T Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:04 AM

    I second it !

    Ind Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:04 AM

    Keep dreaming.

    Wara Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:23 AM

    Pakshaye lakuna "Sarpaya"

    smn Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:24 AM

    Members with pleasant faces will have to be enrolled more.

    Tilak Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:28 AM

    At the movement there is no party or the leaders to cast our vote or support so that we have to see the possibility to give our support Considering the party policies. However not expecting anything/benefits.

    Sona Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:29 AM

    didn't see Mr. Ranil for 3 days...!!!

    Daya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:30 AM

    WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK & COURAGE SF!!!

    THOSE WHO SUFFER - ECONOMICALLY & SOCIALLY , THOSE WHO HATE CORRUPTION,
    THOSE WHO LIKE TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS,

    MUST RALLY ROUND FORGETTING THEIR POLITICAL COLOURS AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES ON BEHALF OF DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE OF THIS COUNTRY.

    PLEASE MAKE FACILITIES THROUGH OUT THE ISLAND AND ISSUE THE MEMBERSHIPS TO ANY BODY AND EVERY BODY WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTION.

    Das Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:49 AM

    Yes, Putin is a great democrat.

    T Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:56 AM

    Ane Fazeela

    Are you so blind......? they are given by known people...

    bassil Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:51 AM

    YES THATS THE PROBLEM....HE IS NOT A TRUSTEEE..

    Marina Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:58 PM

    I AM DEFINITELY FOR IT, IF IT IS FOR TRUE DEMOCRACY, EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL CITIZENS AND AGAINST CORRUPTION AND NEPOTISM.

    kaputa Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:48 AM

    What happened to the old part??? This is not a good sign.

    hoda kale Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:03 AM

    Yes General Go a head good sign for our country
    people who are suffering must rally around and work together
    God Bless u Sir

    Muzammil Sedar Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:06 AM

    Thats good a timely need.

    Right now there is no strong opposition which is much needed to a democratic country like our. Its not to topple the government. But to advocate the stream line. Lets wish you all the best.

    Nimal Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:09 AM

    We Love you Sir...Welcome to pepole's world !

    ali Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:09 AM

    good approach.

    Amila.G Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:07 AM

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU SIR WE ARE WITH YOU. ANY WAY YOU ARE A WINNER .

    Lakshan Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:09 AM

    He doesnt have boru show like certain people, I believe we can save Billions of rupees if SF was president with hardly any opening ceremonies that cost billions of public money. This can be used to build houses for the poor.

    SOORIYAN Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:52 AM

    Sri Lankawatama Jayavewa !!! SF Congrats.

    Ben Hurling Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:25 AM

    Great move.

    Sri Lanka is hungry for honesty in politics.

    Economic and social justice, human rights, true democracy, media freedom, corruption, nepotism, rule of law are all major issues for almost all Sri Lankans.

    Change must happen.

    Amarasiri Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:25 AM

    People who are tired with present political parties will join the new Democratic Party.Persons with political experience and veterans of different fields such as sports,athletics,law,arts,philanthropy etc.should be invited.

    KAMALAM Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:22 AM

    GENERAL,GOOD LUCK BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND HOW POWER CORRUPTS.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:29 AM

    True. People are hungry and ready for a strong and honest leader and SF can easily fill those shoes.

    rabbit Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:56 AM

    SL's Nelson Mandela gonner be???

    DAN Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:57 AM

    SF for the presidency !!!

    kosala Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:02 AM

    Ben, remember nobody is honest in politics.

    sriya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:12 AM

    The country needs a honest and benovalent lmembers of paarliment wjthout having uneducated people whose assets are only the gab and corrupt practises

    willows Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:12 AM

    good news Sir, go for it we are with you Sir

    jaya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:54 PM

    General i wish you luck. but with people like Tiran you may need more than luck.

    what ever happen i wish you well

    nnn Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:15 AM

    Get approval first.
    lol

    Loren Wednesday, 23 May 2012 03:27 AM

    UNP is planning to present a new bill to restore SF's civic rights and to hand back the medals.

    That is a good thing.

    SF should accept that.

    Chanaka Wednesday, 23 May 2012 03:29 AM

    Good

    Yehiya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:24 AM

    Safe of family & property, harder than earning. No law at all.Minor crimes are very high.Even public transport lot of pickpocketers.

    fazeel Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:26 AM

    How he and his wife are traveling around in such luxury vehicles. Each day its a different vehicle and each of these cost over 20 million. Will he also explain how his son in laws mother had so much green bucks stacked away. Can he account for all the money he has now


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