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* Sri Lanka's former army chief registers a new political party
Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army chief and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Sarath Fonseka Tuesday filed documents to the Election Commissioner to register a new political party under his leadership.

Fonseka handed over the documents to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to register a new party called the Democratic Party after the Human Rights Commission has ordered to consider the party's registration.

The Election Commissioner has declined registration of Fonseka's party as it has failed to prove the conditions for registration expected by the Election Department.

Fonseka today said all the necessary documents had been provided now and the he expects the Elections Commissioner to do his duty by approving the Democratic Party.

"Now the ball is on his side. It's up to him to move forward and end the game," he told media after handing out the necessary documents.

"As far as I understand, he (Election Commissioner) is satisfied with the documents we provided," Fonseka said.

Jayantha Ketagoda will serve as the Deputy Leader of Fonseka's new party under his leadership while Ananda Manawadu will serve as General Secretary.

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