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* Claims on General Fonseka's health not true, Sri Lanka Army says
Sun, Mar 28, 2010, 11:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 28, Colombo: Claims made by the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and the wife on the deteriorating health of former military chief General (Retd.) Sarath Fonseka are not true, the military spokesman said.

The army spokesman Major General Prasad Samarasinghe says that a special Navy doctor has been appointed for the General for 24-hour consultation and neither the Navy doctor had reported any illness General Fonseka is having nor he has consulted the doctors for any ailment.

The General's wife Anoma Fonseka and the JVP member Anura Kumara Dissanayake have charged that the detained military leader's health is deteriorating as he has inadequate medical facilities and detained in a room with no ventilation.

"We have provided him with instant medical services and special medical care is within his reach. The special Navy Doctor appointed for Sarath Fonseka’s personal medical needs has not reported such an illness nor has he requested for any medical attention," the spokesman said.

The spokesman said Fonseka has been provided with the best facilities that could be available although he hasn't been provided with air-condition facilities.

Major General Samarasinghe said the claims are fabricated to suit the current political situation. If the General was detained in the Common prison in Welikada none of these facilities would have been provided, the spokesman added.


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