Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe said yesterday that he would be filing a report in parliament about the security and other conditions under which Retired General Sarath Fonseka, MP, was being held at the Welikada jail. Speaking to the media after visiting Fonseka, he said that as Opposition Leader, it was his duty to ascertain the conditions under which a former army commander and war hero had been unjustly imprisoned.
"Since General Fonseka is an MP, I will inform Parliament about the state of his cell and improvements that need to be effected, including security measures."
Wickremasinghe said that he also intends meeting the Prisons Minister and Commissioner General of Prisons.
Asked if Fonseka was being treated properly, he said that the existing facilities have to be improved.
Meanwhile UNP Western Provincial Councillors Srinath Perera and K. Kahatapitiya staged a Sathyagraha at Independence Square yesterday seeking the immediate release of Fonseka.