The DNA (Democratic National Alliance) staged a large public rally demanding the release of imprisoned General and former Presidential Candidate Sarath Fonseka. The rally was attended by JVP stalwarts such as Tilvin Silva and Fonseka’s wife Anoma Fonseka. The crowd numbered in the thousands and proceeding peacefully from Campbell Park to Lipton Circus in Colombo 7. It then dispersed of its own and because of rain.
General Sarath Fonseka has been jailed following the Presidential election, accused of political activities while in office and corruption. His supporters have called these charges politically motivated. Sarath Fonseka was elected as a Member of Parliament while in office and he and his supporters have complained that the government has prevented him from exercising his Parliamentary duties.