Former Army Commander, Parliamentarian, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has reportedly pledged allegiance to SLPP presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa excluding all previous disagreements.
Fonseka, who has been critical of Sajith Premadasa for the past few months representing Ranil Faction in the UNP, has tried to reserve time to talk with Sajith Premadasa, but was not given a chance.
Fonseka thereafter has sent a message to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to which he responded immediately.
Does Fonseka dislike Sajith?
In the wake of presidential election campaign of the United National Party, Fonseka has said that the space reserved for national security at Sajith Premadasa's platform cannot is not satisfactory and sounded disappointed.
Sarath Fonseka is suspicious of the fact that there are no talks in the public platform regarding the agreements made within the party, sources said.
Fonseka is said to have been hesitant to support Sajith Premadasa as he does not seem to have a plan in place for national security despite it being the primary concern of the country.
Reportedly, there was a discussion between Fonseka and Premadasa regarding a plan for national security, however, it was not done as expected by Fonseka.
In light of the disappointment, Sarath Fonseka and Gotabaya Rajapaksa have had a discussion, after which Sajith Premadasa upon learning of the meeting has contacted the former Army Commander seeking some sort of validation to earn his support.
Accordingly, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka, who met at a five star hotel in Colombo last (05) night, had a secret discussion with no one else involved, according to sources.
Upon learning this, Sajith Premadasa had sent a message to Sarath Fonseka, but he had not responded.
Discussion with Gini Siluwa group too
Meanwhile, it is reported that Fonseka will hold a special meeting with representatives of the Kelaniya United National Front (UNF) electorate today, after which he would hold another special meeting with members of his party, Democratic Party.
Fonseka has recently spoken with disillusion about the failure of Sajith Premadasa's policies and his disregard for national security.
Meanwhile, Fonseka is excited by the positive feedback received from the Gotabaya Faction, and his future political career would be more decisive upon this feedback, according to internal sources.
According to Fonseka, he is the first book on national security. It seems that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is about to write a foreword again.