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SF To Be Transferred To Welikada And Lose Parliamentary Seat

Sep 30, 2010 3:23:49 AM - thesundayleader.lk
Fonseka, pensive

Fonseka, pensive

Former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka is to be transferred to the Welikada Prison later today (30) from the Naval headquarters where is he is under military detention.

The Sunday Leader photojournalist near the prison premises said that security has been increased around the prisons.

Meanwhile, the government today (30) said that following the President’s endorsement of a 30-month jail term for Fonseka, he would not be eligible to sit as a Member of Parliament with immediate effect.

Cabinet Spokesperson and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the media that according to the Constitution, Fonseka would be deprived of his seat.