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Ministry to decide on Fonseka

Jun 10, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Defence Ministry says it has yet to receive a request from Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to grant clearance to send detained former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka to Kenya to attend the four-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting in September. Defence Ministry official Lakshman Hulugalle, when contacted by Daily Mirror online, said that the Ministry will decide if to send Fonseka or not for the meeting in September once a request is made. Fonseka is currently in military custody and before a Court Martial over charges of conspiring against the government and the President and also over allegations he carried out some illegal arms deals during his tenure as the Army Commander.   www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4263-ministry-will-decide-on-fonseka.html