“The prime objective of our party’s joining the UNF is to counter the Rajapaksas. We have to start this mission early,” Fonseka told Daily FT.
The Democratic Party leader said if that they kept mum about the alleged corruption carried out by the Rajapaksas, people would grope in darkness. “We have to start early to make people aware of how they engaged in corruption. With signing the collective agreement, the two parties have launched their fight against the Rajapaksas,” the former army chief said.
“It’s not only Field Marshal Fonseka’s name. There are a few other names also under consideration. The final decision lies with the UNP Working Committee,” the sources said.
It had also been reported that Fonseka was to get a powerful ministerial portfolio but, when asked, he said he had not requested and was not interested in getting any Cabinet posts. (Daily FT)