Fonseka’s political party registered

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 01:09 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Department of Elections has registered the new political party of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L.Ratnayake told the Colombo Gazette that the ‘Democratic Party’ has been included in the electoral list.

He said that Fonseka has been formally notified that the application to register his political party has been accepted.

The flaming torch will be the symbol associated with the party at future elections, the Elections Department said.

Fonseka said that the registering of his political party is a major step in his next political ambition.

 “This is the beginning of a new journey,” Fonseka said. He is scheduled to hold a media briefing today to reveal his next move.