Fonseka spells out his political goals

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka made public his political goals, during his first press conference held today since his release from prison.

Speaking at the press briefing Fonseka invited politicians both in the opposition and the government to join him in his fight against corruption in the government.

Fonseka said that his political goals will include to push for the abolishing of the executive presidency, implement the 13th amendment and protect the rights of the Tamils in the north and east.

He also said that corrupt politicians in the government should be exposed to the public through a parliament process.

He also noted that his life is under threat and this was confirmed recently by the Attorney General and so as a former army commander his security needs to be increased.

The former army chief also rejected allegations that he had misused funds given to him during the campaign for the last Presidential election.

He said he had to spend most of the money for advertisements in the media and he did not keep anything for himself.

Fonseka also reiterated he had no plans to join the government.

 (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for the Colombo Gazette)