Retired General Sarath Fonseka who is nominated by the Joint Opposition as their Common Candidate for the Presidential Elections little while ago announced that He will Contest the forthcoming Presidential Elections.General Fonseka revealed this during his S peach at a Lawyers Meeting currently underway in Colombo.He further said that he will win the Presidential Elections and after his Victory he will work towards abolishing the Executive Presidency.
General Fonseka said that he has no intention to Enter Politics but forcibly pushing to it due to the Disappointed show by the Present Government.He also stressed that if he got a Clear Mandate and Abolish the Executive Presidency will decide the future course of Action according to Peoples Vote he received.
General Fonseka Made these Remarks with the Presence of the Leader Of Opposition Ranil Wickremasingha,Several Opposition Members and the former Government MP and Lawyer Wijedasa Rajapaksha.
This is the first time General Fonseka Publicly spoken on his Political Interests since he Retirment from the Chief Of Defense Staff Post a Week ago.
Friday, November 27, 2009
President Mahinda Rajapaksha who is having another two years of Power on his first term of Presidency decided to hold Presidential Poll first ahead of the Parliamentary Elections.President Rajapaksha and the Common Candidate of the Joint Opposition Alliance the United National Front(UNF) Retired General Sarath Fonseka are the two main candidates contesting for the Elections.