Fonseka is Back
Acording to the press release from the newly installed Sri Lankan Government:
“…former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka to the rank of Field Marshal at a special function held at the Defence Ministry ground.”
“The former General faced two court martial tribunals on several charges and he was stripped off the ranks and the pension by a verdict of the first court martial which found him guilty of participating in political activities while in active service.
Following his defeat in the Presidential Election he was elected to Parliament from Democratic National Alliance, the party he led, in the General Election in April 2010. He lost his parliamentary seat after he was sentenced to serve a three year prison sentence by the Military Court. After serving more than 2 years in prison, Fonseka was released on 21 May 2012 on a presidential pardon”
This sleeping giant was destined to rise again.
This time as Sri Lanka’s first Field Marshall
I will write more on this later