President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly decided to extend the service of Army Commander Sarath Fonseka whose term is due to expire on December 18.
However attempts by the Daily Mirror to confirm the move did not prove fruitful at the time of going to press.
Informed sources said President Rajapaksa had placed his signature on the document after going through the details of the Commander. Earlier Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa had recommended one year`s extension to Commander Fonseka.
According to sources the President had come under heavy pressure from various sections including diplomats and confidants not to extend the service of General Fonseka whose term had already been extended previously as well.