President Asks Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka To Take Up The Post Of Army Commander

President Asks Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka To Take Up The Post Of Army Commander
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Co-cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne states that the President Maithripala Sirisena has requested Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to quit the ministerial portfolio and take up the post of army commander or overall commander for two years with the aim of making a disciplined country.

He further stated that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was known as a well-disciplined character in the country and that he would expedite investigations over several issues as well.

If Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka takes up the post he will be charged with overseeing the tri-forces, including anti-riot squads and the Special Task Force. Minister Senaratne said that the Field Marshal had agreed to quit his ministerial portfolio and take up the post if he was given proper powers and responsibility.

 

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