By Dianne Silva
Batticaloa Mayor Sivageetha Prabakaran extended support to General Sarath Fonseka during a press briefing in Colombo a short while ago. She however said she will remain a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. She also claimed that her security had been reduced following her decision to support the General at the polls.
She said that she had 15 officers from the army for her security but they were all withdrawn today while her personal security officer who was a sub-inspector was also removed.
The Batticaloa Mayor, a former TMVP member who later joined the SLFP, earlier had talks with presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka and put forward several conditions to extend support to him.