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SF’s ranks, civic rights restored

28 January 2015 10:39 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Defence Ministry today announced that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is entitled to his rank of Four Star General, medals, pension and other privileges which were stripped of in 2010, by two Army tribunals before he was cashiered and imprisoned.

“Entitlement to wearing of all decorations of General (retd) G.S.C Fonseka, former Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who left an indelible legacy of gallantry by directing the Army to wipe out LTTE terrorism from Sri Lanka, has been restored, following the full Presidential amnesty, granted by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of the powers, vested in HE under Section 34 of the Constitution,” the Army Headquarters said in a statement.

Accordingly, General Fonseka could wear Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP), Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP), Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV), Uththama Seva Padakkama (USP) and all other decorations which had been awarded to him during his career.

Meanwhile, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Dehspriya today confirmed that civic rights of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka have been reinstated after Presidential pardon.

  Comments - 19

  • Waco Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:19 AM

    Mr. President, in appreciation of what General Sarath Fonseka has done to save the country , please promote him to the rank of " Field Marsha " and the best day for this is the 4th February, at the Independence Day celebration.

    Edithara Putha Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:46 PM


    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:50 PM

    Here we are.... MR now you will have to salute our Great General SF.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:52 PM

    Sir, your honesty and hard-work won these great prestige to you. Let the whole world celeberate and honour you. Let MR

    nuwan Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:21 AM

    what a brilliant General.

    Fahim Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:29 PM

    Congratulations General ! You are a Gentleman Soldier who should be emulated by all others. May you realize your political aspirations in the future.

    loyal lankan Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:21 PM

    haha MR where are u ?

    milindha morahela Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:34 PM

    Jayawewa General,Jayawewa!

    Gemba Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:24 PM

    Congratulations General.

    gobbaya Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:25 PM

    please hang the generals photo again at the ARMY HEADQUARTERS..... via DM Android App

    sanjo Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:47 PM


    T F bahar Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:46 PM

    great general sarath fonseka should be given the post of defence minister without any delay in order to keep sri lanka in peace for ever hope the president will make this decision soon

    Sri Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:05 PM

    Congratulations and he should be given back his MP seat which was won by him during last general election.

    AJA Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:05 PM


    Grateful Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:08 PM

    Almighty God is there........ working on HIS timelines. After all these are very good lessons for the whole world.Welcome back, our Hero !

    Ranjit Francis Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:03 PM

    The rightful Hero is back. Therefore rewrite the history of Sri Lanka.

    Henry Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:21 AM

    Thank you Mr. President for your gesture and justice! Most of these "COUP" stories are cooked by the politicians but not by worthy citizens. Hope our political leaders would be honest to themselves first on their actions.

    s.jayasuriya Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:38 AM

    According to the religion,if anything to be received by the correct personhe should received it.

    willowsd Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:16 PM

    Congratulations Sir, we were eagerly waiting to hear this good news for the last two weeks, since the elections, May God Bless you and your Family.

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