PM says no decision to put Fonseka in charge of military

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that cabinet has not taken a decision on making Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka head of the military.

He was responding to a question raised in Parliament by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) member Vijitha Herath.

Wickremesinghe said there is no need to have a special military unit in the country.

The Prime Minister said that cabinet had last week discussed the matter of addressing the garbage issue and not about Fonseka.

Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said last week that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is to take on a new role on a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena.

He said the new role includes working with the military in the event of a strike by employees of essential services.

However the Prime Minister said there was no such decision taken by the cabinet. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. The pattern of Sri Lankan’s political democracy cannot rule by GUN. Therefor Mission of Marshall /Field Fonseks role has come to dead end.

    By and large his services is no longer needed for revitalization for democracy by mode of Gun politics.

    In the history of political power grows out of barrel of a Gun, but when democracy came into being GUN has to be disappear from the commanding field of democratic platform.

    We are for the democracy nation ,but not at cost of back to the political terrorism led by LTTE and JVP in past era?

    • This has nothing to do with guns, given the reaction by the corrupt uneducated filth at the thought of a strong disciplinarian in charge gives you the answer?

  2. Presidents says that he will make Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka head of the military. However, the Prime Minister said there was no such decision taken by the cabinet.

    Welcome to unity and good governance ;—)))

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