Major General Chrishantha de Silva was on Friday appointed as the new Sri Lankan Army chief by president Maithripala Sirisena, who also reinstated several loyalists of former army chief Sarath Fonseka.
Sri Lankan Army has effected a change in its top ranks, defence ministry said on Friday.
Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka`s political party has won recognition from the country`s election department, ending his long battle with the poll body.
Colombo: Sri Lanka`s former army chief Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday filed documents to register a new political party under his leadership.
Former Sri Lanka Army commander Sarath Fonseka Tuesday filed papers to register a new political party in the island nation under his leadership.
Sri Lanka`s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday quit his position as the deputy leader of the Democratic Party, led by former army chief Gen Sarath Fonseka.
Sri Lanka’s former Army chief Sarath Fonseka invited the public to rally around him in the fight to rid the country of corruption.
Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka said he needs to be provided with tighter security.
Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka has been provided with security by the government just weeks after being freed from jail.
Fonseka, who was jailed following his election defeat in 2010, was freed on a conditional presidential pardon May 21.
Former Sri Lankan Army chief General (retired) Sarath Fonseka has been barred from political office for seven years.
Sri Lanka`s former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had dared to challenge the country`s powerful President in the 2010 electoral battle, will now form his own political party.
The story of Fonseka`s release on Monday dominated the local media on Tuesday, with many a speculation about the war hero`s future political plans.
Fonseka said some Sri Lankan leaders were "hiding their faces" over the conduct of the war, as if they were guilty.
Jailed former Sri Lankan Army chief general Sarath Fonseka has been released after more than two years.
Sri Lanka`s war hero Sarath Fonseka walked free from prison on Monday on a presidential pardon after spending two years behind bars.
Sarath Fonseka is currently serving a three-year jail term having been convicted in what was termed as the `white flag` case.
Fonseka is currently serving the 3-year jail term having been convicted by the High Court in what was termed as the `white flag` case.
Sarath Fonseka led the Sri Lankan Army to victory against LTTE in the war which crushed the Tamil separatist outfit.
Former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is to be freed from prison soon, a legislator said.
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Showbiz World - May 6, 2015
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