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Mar 08, 2018

Kandy tensions due to leadership issue - Fonseka

The tensions that erupted in Kandy was due to improper leadership at the right moment and if he was in charge such a situation would never have arisen, said Minister Sarath Fonseka.

He had made this statement to the media during a visit to a religious establishment in the Hunupitiya area this morning (08).

Fonseka scorned at the appointment of Maddumabandara to the post of Law and Order Minister, adding that he had experience in establishing peace in the country.  

He noted that Maddumabandara was a close friend and even he was not aware of this appointment and that he had been summoned to the President’s office and the Law and Order portfolio was thrust on him. Fonseka said not just him but no citizen in this country who values national security, would be pleased with this new appointment.

Refusing to accept the decision taken by the responsible authority at any cost, Fonseka noted that even the people of this country would not accept this decision by the leaders of the government.

However, he noted that although there were minor disgruntlements over recent incidents, the government should move forward strongly and he would not hesitate to take correct decisions if necessary for the betterment of the country.

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