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Fonseka and Army Chief on a war path

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake are on a war path.

Fonseka has accused Senanayake of being unfit to be the Army Commander, while Senanayake has said that retired Army officers have no moral ground to make certain allegations.

The BBC reported that the rift arose over Senanayake refusing to make some transfers and changes in the Army based on the wishes of Fonseka.

Defence Ministry sources have told the BBC that the matter over the comments being made against the Army Commander by Fonseka is to be taken up with the President.