Sarath Fonseka through the bulletproof glass. Photo by Amantha Perera, Perambara
Campaigning has officially stopped. There is, in fact, a moratorium on candidate propaganda, though I suppose ones can continue to discuss. These are photos from Sarath Fonseka’s last rally. After coming from nowhere and no party, the General has put up a surprisingly strong run. After a bumpy start, he now stands a fair chance of winning, given fair polls. His platform is ostensibly one of a return to Constitutionalism and a caretaker Executive Presidency to fight corruption (as per today’s Sunday Times interview). He is also motivated by what seems to be a personal beef with the Rajapaksa’s. I support him with the full knowledge that he’s a flawed candidate. I think he’s the best available.
Upeksha Swarnamali (Pabha) at the rally. Photo by Amantha Perera, Perambara