President Mahinda Rajapaksa has got the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers to release former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who is now serving a jail term, a media report said.
DNA Parliamentarian Tiran Alles also has told the media that President has promised to release Fonseka.
Fonseka, played an instrumental role in wiping out the LTTE, a US proscribed terror outfit.
The group was defeated in 2009, after it waged a 30 year war demanding a separate state.
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