Cut off from family: Fonseka wife

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s defeated presidential candidate and former army chief has been cut off from family and friends after being arrested for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government while serving as army commander, his wife said on Tuesday. Fonseka’s wife, Anoma, told reporters that she has not been allowed to meet her husband or told where he is being held. Military spokesman Maj Gen Prasad Samarasinghe denied that Fonseka is cut off from family or friends. “Family members are allowed to see him and he has been allowed to obtain legal advice also,” he said, adding that the former commander is not even in a cell.