Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday made an astonishing accusation at former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, alleging that he was responsible for the death of a soldier during his army career. He challenged Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for a public debate if it was false.
Minister Sarath Fonsenka was addressing a special news briefing in Colombo yesterday (17th).
Further addressing journalists Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was serving in the Singha Regiment at the time of the said incident. He went into the forest one day with a group of soldiers but it was not for a military operation. While in the forest, a soldier complained of chest pains, and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ordered him to be dragged on the ground. He also claimed that the Former Defense Secretary kicked the soldier while he was being dragged.
The media conference was summoned yesterday to reveal fraud, corruption and malpractices that took place during the tenure of the previous regime.
Field Marshal Fonseka further expressing views said that many irregularities had been committed in the construction of the Expressway.