On suspicion that retired General Sarath Fonseka was providing feedbacks to American intelligence agencies to prepare war crime dossiers against Sri Lanka, the Army has clamp down on the extra-ordinary privilege granted to him to make two international telephone calls daily.
From the very next day (arrested on the evening of 08 February) General Fonseka was brought under Army Custody at the Naval Headquarters, he was given the privilege of making two international calls daily, each for a ten minutes duration, to his two daughters who are presently living in the United States of America.
Anoma Fonseka who visits Fonseka daily, brings her mobile phone and dial the numbers of their daughters and allow Fonseka to talk with each of them.
As at present Fonseka s eldest daughter s husband Danuna Tilakaratne, the weapons dealer is wanted by the police for questioning and is absconding and remains fugitive to law, Army intelligence is of the opinion that Fonseka might be contacting with American intelligence agents and providing information against Sri Lanka, as they are not aware who is speaking on the other end.
Therefore the Army has stopped from yesterday onwards, allowing Sarath Fonseka to have two international telephone calls to America.
The Supreme Court which heard his fundamental rights case on 26 February has not mentioned that General Fonseka should be given the privilege to take international phone calls daily to talk with his two daughters who are away in America.
An Army spokesman speaking on a condition of anonymity to Asian Tribune said that this was a privilege granted by the present Army Commander on humanitarian grounds.
Asian Tribune also learnt that once the privilege of the international telephone calls was stopped, Fonseka has threatened yesterday evening that he will go on a hunger strike.
Today when Anoma Fonseka arrived at the senior naval commander s chalet, where Fonseka was held, did not bring his lunch and dinner which she use to bring daily from her home.
Army sources told Asian Tribune that Fonseka had his dinner yesterday and tea at 10.30 in the morning, but so far not taken his lunch.
The sources further said, though Anoma Fonseka has not brought his lunch, a pre-planned publicity move, Army offered him cooked meals prepared at the Navy kitchen, but it is learnt that Fonseka has refused to eat.