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Tuesday, 22 May 2012 - 12:31
Tiran to hold further discussions on Sarath Fonseka.
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General Secretary of the Democratic National Alliance Tiran Alles states that he is ready to hold further discussions with the government to ensure that Sarath Fonseka who was freed from prison gains his civic rights.

Sarath Fonseka was released based on permission granted by the President to end his jail term.

However, the court martial that stripped Sarath Fonseka of his military titles does not come under the purview of the presidential pardon.

Meanwhile, lawyers indicate that Sarath Fonseka would not be entitled to civic rights for seven years starting from the first day of his jail term.

MP Tiran Alles also acknowledged that the Presidential pardon does not entitle Sarath Fonseka to his military honours and right to vote.

The MP also vowed to take all necessary measures to ensure that Sarath Fonseka receives all his rights in a in a step by step process.

Furthermore, Sarath Fonseka is due to visit the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy this evening.

A spokesperson for the DNA added that he will also meet the Maha Nayaka Theros in Kandy.

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