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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MR will accept Gen. Fonseka’s resignation

By Ranjith Ananda Jayasinghe

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said if Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka submitted his resignation from the post with the intention of contesting the upcoming Presidential election, he would accept it forthwith.

The President made the comment when several Ministers inquired from him whether there would be a legal problem for General Fonseka if he wanted to resign soon to contest an election. The President had said there were many reports in this regard and if he received a resignation letter from General Fonseka he would act within half an hour to let the General know that he had accepted the resignation. The President had said he would act with a clear political conscience and would not hesitate to accept General Fonseka’s resignation from the post of Chief of Defence Staff.

Earlier there was speculation whether General Fonseka could resign from the post of CDS on his own wish without serving the full term of two years for which he had been appointed.

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