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RW Asks For STF Security For SF

Oct 6, 2010 9:24:36 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for the deployment of Special Task Force (STF) personnel to provide security for former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka.

Fonseka is currently serving a jail term in the Welikada Prison.

Wickremesinghe has reportedly told parliament that STF security should be provided to Fonseka when he travels between the prison and the Colombo High Court.

He noted that the security provided to Fonseka on Monday (4) when he was brought to court was inadequate.

Afterwards, Wickremesinghe called on Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Minister D.E.W.Gunasekara to provide facilities to Fonseka as contained in the Prison Ordinance.

Gunasekara in response said that he had spoken to the DIG and instructed him to put in place a special security arrangement for Fonseka when he is transported to courts.