Wednesday, January 6, 2010

TNA to support Fonseka. Fonseka has agreed to release all LTTE suspects, remove all High Security Zones and to dismantle Para-military

General offers amnesty for LTTE

The former military commander of Sri Lanka standing for presidency has pledged to the main Tamil party to grant a general amnesty for all former militants.
Gen Sarath Fonseka has submitted a proposal named “Immediate Relief Measures for war affected persons,” to the leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Over 10,000 former Tamil Tiger cadres are currently detained in different detention centres.

The proposal released to the media, seen by BBC Sandesaya, by Gen Fonseka's spokesperson Mangala Samaraweera, MP, also said High Security Zones (HSZs) will be dismantled "in keeping with relocation of the security forces".

It said the programme was handed over to TNA parliamentary group leader R Sampanthan by Gen Fonseka after a meeting in Colombo.

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