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Son-in-law’s arms company registered at Fonseka’s
Green Card address in Oklohoma – Govt.

The UPFA yesterday declared that it would divulge former Army Chief General (Retd) Sarath Fonseka’s secret dealings this week.

Addressing a press conference at the Mahaweli Centre, UPFA Ministers alleged that Fonseka had manipulated procedures relating to the acquisition of armaments for his benefit with the help of a company run by his son-in-law. They alleged that the company had been registered at Fonseka’s permanent Green Card address. 17545/ Gold Drive, Edmund, OK 13012, A – 55 – 090 – 192.

National Freedom Front leader. Wimal Weerawansa, MP said that the government had found documentary evidence to prove that Fonseka had, acting as the chairman of the arms purchasing tender board, purchased several stocks of arms and ammunition though his son-in-law’s company.

Weerawansa said that voters had a right to know the sordid details before the January 26 elections.

He said Fonseka had 40 days experience in politics whereas President Rajapaksa had 40 years political experience.

Fonseka had played with taxpayers’ money though he repeatedly accused the Government of waste, corruption and irregularities. As the Chairman of the arms purchasing tender board, he had allowed his son-in-law to amass money.

Construction and Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that The Sunday Leader Editor Fredrica Jansz stood by her report though Fonseka had issued a clarification in relation to the front-page lead story regarding Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ordering the then Brigadier Shavendra Silva not to take prisoners.

He said that the Opposition should prove its allegations levelled against both political and military leaderships without slinging mud.

He challenged Fonseka, Mangala Samaraweera, Mano Geneshan, Rauff Hakeem and Somawansa Amarasinghe to prove that the Rajapaksas were corrupt.


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