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* Sri Lanka's detained General ends fast while an ex-official files petition against him
Mon, Mar 8, 2010, 08:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 08, Colombo: Defeated Sri Lankan Presidential candidate and ex-Army Commander General (retd) Sarath Fonseka ended his fast unto death today after the Army guaranteed the opportunity for him to talk to his daughters over the telephone, media reported.

Mrs. Anoma Fonseka said that she was not permitted to take the phone when she went to meet her husband yesterday denying Sarath Fonseka speaking to his daughters living in the U.S.

The Army spokesman Major General Prasad Samarasinghe said to media today that the telephone facilities are not granted to any of the persons detained under military law.

Meanwhile Retired Major General W.M.S. Palipana filed a petition in the Supreme Court today seeking punishment to ex-Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for contempt of court.

The petitioner cited that Fonseka as Army Commander did not fulfill the promise given to the Supreme Court to pay him the full pension as agreed before the Supreme Court. The petitioner cited that he retired from Army due to poor health.

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