Indian Army not kept on alert :
No substance in Fonseka’s story
According to a PTI report headlined ‘Fonseka’s
claim without substance- India’ India dismissed former Chief of
Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka’s claim that its troops were put on
alert at the instance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa following fears
of a coup.
Government responds to Fonseka’s statements
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga
acknowledging the letter of resignation by General Sarath Fonseka as
Chief of Defence Staff on behalf of President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
said that he has been directed by the President to inform him that a
further communication would follow in regard to the numerous
statements made by him (General) in his letter and annexure A.