Monday, November 9, 2009

General Fonseka and the Election

Last week, in the first three paragraphs of this column, I made the point that despite rumours of General Sarath Fonseka’s impending entry into politics, there was a legal impediment to him doing so, because serving military officers are not allowed to resign as and when they want. What I said last week was that According to article 3(3) of the Chief of Defence Staff Act No 35 of 2009, the CDS may at any time resign from his position by letter addressed to the president.

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