I could have captured the whole country in one night after surrounding Colombo with the powers I had earlier, former Army Commander and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said.
“But it’s not my behavior to do something such interdisciplinary,” he said while speaking to reporters on Sunday.
Responding to remark of Minister S.B. Dissanayake on the suggested senior defence post, Fonseka said “Dissanayake is a Minister who made his life a joke.”
Fonseka while elaborating the need for the suggested position also went on to say “They will also have to face consequences if this nature of post is not filled timely.”
Commenting on request for Fonseka to take up senior military post for two years, Minister S. B. Dissanayake had earlier said that the President was not speaking seriously and was only joking about it.
However, Minister Rajitha Senaratne had said that the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed the possibility of appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to a top defence-related position to work alongside the country’s security forces.