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* Sri Lanka's former army commander casts his ballot at provincial elections
Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 08:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army commander and the leader of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka cast his ballot for the Western Provincial Council polls today indicating that his civic rights have not been revoked.

After casting his vote at a polling center in Piliyandala in Colombo district, Fonseka said the Elections Commissioner and the Elections Department were aware of him voting today.

He said that he cast his valuable vote for the Democratic Party for the first time.

"This means that my civic rights have not been withdrawn," the former commander who was stripped of his ranks and served a three year prison sentence.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of Fonseka in May 2012. However, following the release, it was believed that Fonseka's civic rights will not be reinstated until seven years from the day the sentence was enacted.

Local media reported that questions have been raised as to how Fonseka was allowed to vote and quoted the Election Commissioner as saying that he would investigate the matter.

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