Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he hopes he will eventually be given a visa to visit the US.
Fonseka had applied for a visa to visit the US together with the Sri Lankan delegation for the ongoing UN General Assembly.
He said that while others in the delegation had received the US visa his application was being reviewed.
“It has not been rejected. They say it is being looked into. I am ready to go even now if it is approved,” he said.
Fonseka said that his visa was not approved owing to war crimes allegations raised against the army.
The former Army Commander said that local laws must be used to take action against soldiers facing accusations in order to clear the image of the military. (Colombo Gazette)