The Tamil National Alliance today confirmed that it will support Rtd. General Sarath Fonseka at the upcoming Presidential Elections.
TNA leader R. Sampanthan said that following talks with Fonseka and incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa the party was of the opinion it could not support President Rajapaksa at the polls considering his past performance as a President and called on the Tamil community to support Fonseka for Presidency.
Sampanthan said that General Fonseka understands the need for an acceptable solution to the Tamil issue far better that President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also noted that General Fonseka was not in the military anymore and so the TNA was not supporting a “military official” for the Presidency.
He also said there was no “agreement” signed with General Fonseka. from Dailymirror