"A Minister Threatened To Leave Government Over My Decision To Join UNP": Fonseka

Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said that a certain Minister threatened to resign from the Cabinet and also from the UNP if he was allowed to join the party.

Speaking to the media yesterday Fonseka said that he exposed the Minister because he was corrupt. He will continue to do so if he found that any other minister was corrupt as well, he added.

It is a well known fact that there is an ongoing acrimonious conflict between Fonseka and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

Although he threatened to leave the government, he did not leave and it is not possible to chase him away, Fonseka said.

Fonseka confirmed that he will join the UNP and will accept the Kelaniya Electorate Chief Organizer post. He added that the invitation to join the UNP had come in 2010 and that he had finally taken the decision after considering all aspects.

His party also took a decision to join the UNP, he added.

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