I just sat in a press conference where Sarath Fonseka said he will not accept the election result and that they are planning to assassinate him. He also says the Cinnamon Lakeside is too expensive and he can’t stay here much longer. He said he wants to challenge the election and result on Constitutional and legal grounds (technically valid), but he has no mechanism or plan to actually affect this change. He is not calling for protests.
Per his living situation, Fonseka said that Mahinda had been planning to arrest him and opposition leaders after the election, so they left their houses for this public space. Now that plan has still been affected here in the Cinnamon Lakeside. The foreign media was trying to goad him into saying he’d flee somewhere specific, but he just said he’d do what he has to to survive.
Update:Video is here, and embedded below
Have video coming out on www.youtube.com/samarajiva