JVP to fight SF verdict

Saturday, 2 October 2010 01:14 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday said it did not accept the verdict given to the former Army Commander, retired General Sarath Fonseka, by the second court martial appointed and endorsed by the President.

JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe told a press conference that the prison sentence on the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader was a politically-motivated decision.

Amarasinghe said the JVP would fight to safeguard the rights of the people and was even ready to go to jail for the purpose.

The JVP said it had planned a series of protests islandwide against Fonseka’s imprisonment.  Meanwhile, JVP Propaganda Secretary and DNA General Secretary Vijitha Herath told the media that Fonseka would not ask for a pardon from the President.

Herath said that Fonseka had not done anything wrong to be pardoned.