Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* People should make the right decision when electing a new President - Sarath Fonseka
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 11:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: Parliamentarian Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says people should make the right decision when selecting a new president and he is ready to support any candidate to be nominated by the Party leadership.

Speaking at a media briefing held in Rajagiriya today, Field marshal Fonseka said he would never support a Rajapaksa. He said that his attitudes over the Rajapaksas have not changed and no support will be extended to them. "I am not bankrupt enough to support a Rajapaksa," he said.

Sarath Fonseka noted that in this Presidential election many parties have forgotten current issues of the country and drawn attention on nominating Presidential candidates. He said the general public expects a strong President who can ensure security and expedite development.

Fonseka said he would stand by the decision of the leader of the UNP in regard to Presidential candidacy from the United National Front alliance.

If the right person is nominated, he will be committed to that person's victory but if an unqualified person is nominated, that commitment cannot be expected from him.

Responding to a question raised by a journalist, Sarath Fonseka said that if his name would be proposed, he would accept the responsibility of Presidential candidacy.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Hambantota Port reports highest number of vehicles transhipment
-- [6 hours ago]
National Colleges of Education to be upgraded to university status
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President focuses attention on changes in education sector
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission's Youth Camp 2019 to focus on hate speech
-- [9 hours ago]
Speaker to officially announce appointment of Opposition Leader when parliament convenes in January
-- [9 hours ago]
Court orders to detain and question suspect arrested for plotting to assassinate President
-- [9 hours ago]
NextGenGov Awards ceremony recognizes innovation champions within Sri Lanka's public sector
Sri Lanka Navy assists dengue control campaigns
Court dismisses petition against Rajitha regarding the 'white van abduction' story
Foreign employment registration fees reduced under tax concessions

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.