Ex-Lankan army chief vows to continue fight

Days after his release from prison, Sarath Fonseka says a united opposition is key to political change.

    Sri Lanka's former army chief pledged to continue his political struggle days after he was released from prison,

    Sarath Fonseka was jailed for corruption after standing as joint opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2010 elections.

    After his defeat, opposition parties went their separate ways and have been unable to mount any significant challenge against the government.

    Fonseka told Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandes that a united front is key to political change in his country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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