UNP condemns decision to imprison Fonseka – Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera
Head of UNP's media unit, parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said the UNP condemned the President's decision to imprison former Army Commander for a period of 30 months and that the party did not accept the verdict of the second court martial . He said the UNP would launch a campaign locally and internationally calling for Fonseka's release.
President's Media Secretary Vijayananda Herath told the media that the President has endorsed a 30 month rigorous imprisonment for former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka following the recommendations of the second court martial on September 17.
Kabir displeased with Sajith's inability to have a firm stance
Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim, who is playing the role of an intermediary, tryresolve issues between party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa and Sajith and Ravi Karunanayake, is displeased with Sajith's changing stances, sources from Sirikotha said.
Minister Douglas Devananda swindles the Water Board to the tune of Rs. 100 lakhs
UNP Western Provincial Councilor Niroshan Padukka said that Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda had not paid a sum exceeding several million rupees owed by him to the Water Board.