Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said he was against the appointment of Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara as the new Law and Order Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.
Minister Fonseka told the media in Colombo following an event, that this appointment was made without prior information to Minister Bandara.
“Minister Bandara was unaware of this appointment. He was summoned to the Presidential Secretariat suddenly this morning and was appointed as the Law and Order Minister. I am feeling disgusted of these kinds of decisions and I strongly condemn them,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said many of the Rajapaksas and their supporters were against the government’s suggestion to appoint him as the Law and Order Minister since they knew that he would enforce the law in a perfect manner. He also said the corrupt parties attached to the Rajapaksas had considered him as a challenge to them.
He said the United National Party (UNP) was never against the suggestion to appoint him as the Law and Order Minister and added that members attached to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had also congratulated him in advance.
“Only the people who are blessing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) are afraid of the suggestion to appoint me as the Law and Order Minister,” he said.
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Comments - 58
Anja Thursday, 08 March 2018 06:50 PM
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Haramanis Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:19 PM
We are all afraid of you waving some more white flags
Rukman Dissanayake Friday, 09 March 2018 10:11 AM
Very soon we will have to wave a white flag to Ranil.
Brutes Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:29 PM
Correction Mr Fonseka, you lost during all elections, UNP took you in so you can continue your political career. you may have help win the war, but you became a traitor as you became greedy for power. If you believe people like you coming in to power contest in elections. Also you speak with revenge in your mind.
flanker Friday, 09 March 2018 09:24 AM
Well said Brutes, hats off to you.
Eugene Friday, 09 March 2018 09:59 AM
So deserves to rule Law and order.Not revenge but reality.
Dennis Reeves Friday, 09 March 2018 10:14 AM
No truth in your comment, only jabbering. SF is a honest person and he who saved our nation, not Mahinda. This Govt. is controlled by MR as MS and RW are slaves to the old rotten looter king, mind it.
Samson De Silva Friday, 09 March 2018 10:16 AM
Robbers will have to face the judgement, who took this action though they promised. Only Field Marshall can do it.
Bubble Banda Friday, 09 March 2018 10:23 AM
Hay, Ranil or MS cannot run our nation as they still listen and act upon Mahinda's instructions, shame of them. Only SF can do it.
Lucian Ratnapala Friday, 09 March 2018 10:25 AM
Both our leaders have no back bone, before the due period they will collapse.
Liberal One Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:31 PM
If there was a ministry called "Jail Rajapakshes somehow ministry" it could have been given to you. Unfortunately there is none.
Nish Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:35 PM
Is there anything that you did using your current ministry? I mean a single thing to uplift the regional economies?
Nonis Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:38 PM
Sri Lanka will never grow as it never gives the right person the right job.. one reason why there’s major brain drain in the country and no one cares a dime about the issue..
Dhammika Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:43 PM
Maithripala is afraid of sarath fonseka appointment. Sad to see
Leslie T. Gunasena Friday, 09 March 2018 10:07 AM
Not only MS even RW is scared about Field Marshall SF.
Rupet Kamal Friday, 09 March 2018 10:08 AM
Our President and our Prime Minister are under the sarong of Mahinda.
k. C. John Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:43 PM
Sir,Please contest the next Presidential election, even as an independent candidate. You will win.Right thinking people are disgusted with all the greedy, power-hungry rogues, drug dealers, murderers and spineless politicians who make up the parliament.This country badly needs a leader who will instill discipline and order.Best wishes.
Siva Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:45 PM
We hated you during war between us.but realised you did your duty according to rules of srilanka. But we have you lot of votes to you in a difficult situation.now we want you to be appointed as Law and order minister. But they won't do
ajja Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:47 PM
Someone with good knowledge on security, intelligence and with guts to work should take the ministry of law and order. Immense damage has happen to country by now due to poor performance of the government. We all feel this in 3-6 months as many foreigners fear to come for business and as tourists. At least now give this post to SF and maintain law and order, This is the prime thing we expect from a government
Dillan Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:48 PM
Dear Sir please take some step to band Srilankan LAW COLLEGE which produce low standard lawyers.and merge them with Colombo law faculty. Those who study in law college don't have even minimum qualification
Scooby Doo Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:49 PM
Sri Lankans are so unfortunate to see you as a Law and order minister.
Kuma Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:44 PM
We need high Z score to go Colombo law faculty. But those who don't complete advanced level get a admission through money and influence. I hate the method they use to give admission to LAW College. They should follow the same method by University grand commission .
Mason Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:50 PM
Sir, we are aware that you're the right choice for the position. MS, to placate the Rajapakses has side-stepped you, but it is not going to help, they'll never take the back-stabber back again into their fold. The alternative is to make the UNP stronger, that it may win the next general elections, and towards this persons like you who have a back-bone need to come forward. Good Luck Sir.
Ahamed Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:07 PM
Srilanka Law college is another SAITAM. Why university student organisation is silent on This?
Nillan Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:08 PM
Because thir boss did not ask
Atha Katha Harimanis Silva Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:11 PM
Not the President, Ranil who appointed Bandara instead of SF, because he (RW) wants to protect MR and his Alibaba gangsters.
Justin Weerathunga (Lawyer) Friday, 09 March 2018 09:54 AM
Yes, it is RW played a very 3rd class dirty game, he will reap the harvest very soon with the NCM.
Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 09 March 2018 09:56 AM
Shiranthi Rajapakshe is a close relation of Ranil so he will protect MR's family.
L.P. Mendis Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:13 PM
Bad decision by Lady Ranil appointing Bandara in place of Field Marshall SF. Now the down fall will start for UNP, for sure.
L.M. Leelaratne Friday, 09 March 2018 09:58 AM
Ranil is going to destroy the UNP by acting like a lunatic. Yes, still he is Mr. Bean, no change.
K. Keerthi Amarathunga Friday, 09 March 2018 10:00 AM
Shame to say that our PM has no back bone, he should quit politics now then UNP will prosper.
Dennis Reeves Friday, 09 March 2018 10:01 AM
Very soon so many (about 10 strong UNP members will join the JO), because they cannot work with Ranil as he is a dictator.
Karu Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:17 PM
This is a one and only gate way for ministors sons and daughters and Srilanka BAR associations members sons and daughters and relations to become lawyers in srilanka.
Gkk Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:23 PM
What is the current on going rate to get admission in the college?
Freddy Yong Friday, 09 March 2018 09:27 AM
Mr. President - you made General Sarath a Field Marshal, one of the foremost top military ranks recognized in the world and he is now left to hibernate. It would appear that even you are scared of him, let alone the Prime Minister who is very clearly playing a double game with one foot in the cabinet and the other foot in the JO camp. Reconsider your choice of law and order minister and appoint the Field Marshal or you will start to regret your decision before it is too late.
rew Friday, 09 March 2018 10:56 AM
Already too late. MS and RW are on the way out.
james Ratnaraja Friday, 09 March 2018 09:46 AM
I feel so sad and grieved when I hear what's going on in Sri Lanka.My prayers go out for my beloved motherland.
Jal Perera Friday, 09 March 2018 09:50 AM
This alone proves that RW has the fear, if SF is given this portfolio, he will take stern action against all MR's family and his henchmen, that is why he had appointed a puppet who will listen to him and say "Yes Sir" for all.
Red Soldiers Friday, 09 March 2018 09:52 AM
Hon. Field Marshall you will stand for the Justice and for sure you will maintain Law in order. Being in UNP or joining with Mahinda's rotters you cannot do anything, the only option is to Join JVP, we will welcome you with a red carpet.
Dan Friday, 09 March 2018 09:53 AM
Important Ministries should be given to Ministers who have come to Parliament with people's mandate but not to individuals who have been rejected by the people (with less than 5,000 votes in Colombo District) and gone to the Parliament through the back door.....
DillonDP Friday, 09 March 2018 09:54 AM
Oh god its a pity for us to pay for a baboon like you in parliament..
Jay Walallawita Friday, 09 March 2018 10:00 AM
President listen to Mahinda more than the PM. People of this country are fed up of these stupid politicians. They never take decisions on behalf of the people and the country. They want to rob the country and people of their money. If the law and order ministry goes to a person like SF they won’t be robbing anymore. SL poor masses are getting poorer by the day.
Prof. Roshan Samaranayae Friday, 09 March 2018 10:04 AM
Ultimately what will happen? Most of the UNP members will vote against RW on the No confidence motion and this DICTATOR has to pack his goods and go home soon.
Lal Weerasekera Friday, 09 March 2018 10:05 AM
May be RW also had the fear that SF will trap him time to come.... that is why he appointed Bandara, poor innocent chap.
shanthapriya Friday, 09 March 2018 10:21 AM
People say you are not suitable for this post even at your own home premises
Samitha Friday, 09 March 2018 10:24 AM
U.N.P has requested Five occasions SF name to President for Law and Order Ministry . End result was very pathetic .
karu Friday, 09 March 2018 10:26 AM
You are a traitor who brought shame among international community . You lost all elections and failed to get even 5000 votes and a person totally rejected by the people. You seem to have a sickness of thinking that the President should give you the Ministry that you want.you are a man full of vicious feelings and looking for revenge and MR identified you and put you in the correct place that you deserve. if you are thrown out of the Cabinet you will be only a joker and go home and rest as a Wel Vidane. However when MR comes to power your Wel Vidane title is also gone
ghaffa Friday, 09 March 2018 10:27 AM
This Government dose not know to whom to give what post, this is the real failure of the government. a security experience man on hand and they are giving a post for a non experience man, shit of it.
Druvi Friday, 09 March 2018 11:00 AM
The "Pohotuwa" won again. Congratulations MR on the appointment of the new law
Bon Bon Friday, 09 March 2018 11:26 AM
SF wud hav cleaned up most of the parliment. so many were afraid, especially the leaders of prev govt. thats y the opposition secretly requestd my3 to block his appointment as minister of law order. This is the worst discision dis govt has ever made.
sas Friday, 09 March 2018 11:27 AM
Hon. Sarath Fonseka is absolutely right.
fareed Friday, 09 March 2018 11:32 AM
I don't understand why Field Marshal is not appointed as the Law and Order minister.The president and the Prime Minister are making big mistake by appointing people who are not fit for the post.Both should stop playing political games and appoint him immediately and stabilize the country. Police failed to protected the Muslims and which brought bad name for the country. The country lost what it achieved in the last three years.
Kottawa Ariyawansa Thero Friday, 09 March 2018 11:32 AM
Ranil did not appoint SF as the Law
Thoppigalla Sumanay Friday, 09 March 2018 11:35 AM
A very 3rd class work RW did, appointing Bandara, now I heard as Ranil is treating the UNP members as slaves, most of the MP's are fed up against he dictator.
Brainmaster Friday, 09 March 2018 02:04 PM
I dont understand why everybody blames RW for not appointing SF. It was My3 who was against it. Now they have put the last nail into the coffin of the Government. SF was their last chance. via DM Android App
nanda Friday, 09 March 2018 05:37 PM
At least one right decision of RW and MS. RF is not suitable to become an MP even. He is so arrogant and his only aim is to put MR family in jail. On the other hand a officer who wears army uniforms should not become the minister in charge of low and order. In the previous regime western powers objected to have former military person as the secretory to the ministry. How do the world accept SF as minister of low and order?
Hubert Friday, 09 March 2018 08:18 PM
Here is Sri lanka Bunch of rogues oppose who should not be appointed as min of L
Sunl Belek Kade Perera Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:21 AM
The YP government has done it again..the most suitable man for the job was FM Fonseka but MS and RW gave it to someone else who has no knowledge of law and order.Hang on for a while Sir...we are with you all the way..!!
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