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* General Fonseka asks Opposition Leader to consider long-term national interests of Sri Lanka
Fri, Mar 5, 2010, 02:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The New Democratic Front leader, retired General Sarath Fonseka, who is currently in military custody, has sent a hand written letter to the opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe asking him to act on behalf of the long-term national interests and not on short-term political gains.

In his letter, General Fonseka has said that all forces supportive of democracy should join to face the anti democratic situation that has risen in the country.

He has reiterated the need to act for the common interests of the country and has called for Wickremasinghe to use his vast political experiences to intervene in the matter.

Listing several instances where the country's democracy has allegedly been cast aside, the former Army Commander has stated that the only way to address the present situation was to continue and build on the broad alliance formed during the Presidential election and has expressed hope that Wickremasinghe would act to protect it.

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