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'Release Sarath Fonseka in recognition of his valuable service to the nation'- Bishops

Oct 7, 2010 12:57:19 PM- transcurrents.com

" Release Sarath Fonseka in recognition of his valuable service to the nation even at the cost of nearly losing his life "

The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka in a Statement issued today,06th Oct, has appealed to His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to " consider releasing Mr. Sarath Fonseka in recognition of his valuable service to the nation even at the cost of nearly losing his life. We are mindful of the distinct service he has rendered to the nation and the sufferings he endured in accomplishing his duties "

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pic courtesy of: Archdiocese of Colombo

Full Text of Statement:

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL) wishes to express its deep concern with regard to the person of Mr. Sarath Fonseka and the situation that has arisen as a result of his imprisonment.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka is mindful of the distinct service he has rendered to the nation and the sufferings he endured in accomplishing his duties as the former Head of the Armed Forces. Hence, we wish to appeal to His Excellency the President, Honourable Mahinda Rajapaksa to consider releasing Mr. Sarath Fonseka in recognition of his valuable service to the nation even at the cost of nearly losing his life.

SIGNED BY -

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith
President,
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Bishop Norbert M. Andradi OMI
Secretary General – CBCSL
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka