Special discussions to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to Defence Ministry

Special discussions to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to Defence Ministry

26 April 2019 08:45 am

Former minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has been requested by many parties including members of the government and experts to be appointed as the Minister of National Security, Law and Order.

The trafficking request has been made from the President and the Prime Minister. 

They emphasize that there is no other individual than Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in the government's party who is familiar with the national security of this country, pointing out that he with his excellence of experience in the field should be the best person to be instated in such position.   

In accordance with this trafficking request, a special committee meeting was carried out at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife - in discussing whether to appoint Mr. Fonseka in the said ministerial portfolio late yesterday (25). 

The meeting was participated by several parliamentarians and experts, in keeping with our sources.

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero, Professor Sarath Wijesuriya, and Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe were also present in the meeting, according to reports. 

The committee meeting met late yesterday was said to be a result of the all party representatives summit which was convened by the President. In an instance the national security of Sri Lanka has been breached, the only person who can be entrusted in solving the problem would be Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, and therefore, he should be appointed in this position, the committee discussed. 

Siding all political differences and ideologies raised during the meeting, the committee has come to common ground that the national security should be of number one priority, to which the President and the Prime Minister must progress, in eliminating the Islamic extremism. 

A report detailing the request will be submitted to the President and the Prime Minister soon, while our sources inform that the Cabinet has unanimously agreed to appoint Mr. Fonseka as the Minister of National Security, Law and Order.

The meeting was carried out around 5.30 - 8.30 pm yesterday.

According to reports, another meeting convened by the Prime Minister has also been carried out around 9.00 am at the Temple Trees today (26).

MIAP