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Sri Lankan police raid candidate's office: aide

 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he reacts to a question raised by a journalist during a media briefing at his office in Colombo, S...
 A Sri Lankan policeman directs a vehicle to stop at a checkpoint in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapak...
 Former Sri Lankan Army chief and the opposition presidential candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka speaks during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thu...
 Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, seen left on the poster, celebrate his victory in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Sr...

Sri Lanka Elections

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he reacts to a question raised by a journalist during a media briefing at his office in Colombo, S...

Sri Lanka Elections

A Sri Lankan policeman directs a vehicle to stop at a checkpoint in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapak...

Sri Lanka Elections

Former Sri Lankan Army chief and the opposition presidential candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka speaks during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thu...

Sri Lanka Elections

Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, seen left on the poster, celebrate his victory in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Sr...

An opposition official says police have raided the office of Sri Lanka's defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka.
Mano Ganeshan said police commandos broke into Fonseka's office in Colombo on Friday. A police spokesman could not confirm the report.
Fonseka was defeated this week in a bitterly contested election won by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, but has disputed the official results.
The reported raid comes a day after a government spokesman accused Fonseka, a former army chief, of planning to stage a coup and of involvement in an alleged attempt on Rajapaksa's life.
The presidential election was the first held since Sri Lanka defeated the 25-year rebellion by separatist Tamil minority rebels.


Updated : 2021-07-25 11:01 GMT+08:00