I never stab leaders in the back: SF

30 June 2016 03:37 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Democratic Party (DP) Leader Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka who joined the UNP today said he is not a person who stabs his leaders in the back.

Fonseka who was speaking at a ceremony held to mark his entry into the UNP said he had to confront his leader while in the army and he did it openly. “ I had to confront my leader while in the army and I confronted him directly without stabbing him in the back,” he said.

He said he became a strength to the UNP by agreeing to become the common candidate at the presidential elections in 2010. “ I am close to the UNP as it is the party which brought me to politics. Everyone knows about the beginning of my political career,” he said.

“ It was I who said just after the presidential elections of 2015 that UNP should have a say in the administration of the country when others were silent,” he said . He recalled that there were people such as Arjuna Ranatunga, Rajitha Senaratne at former President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s residence when he made this statement.

He said he had three personal ambitions including defeating the Rajapaksa regime and establishing good governance ( Yahapalanaya).

"I talked of Yahapalanaya on stage in 2010 before anyone else” he said adding that he had achieved them today despite not having any significant personal achievements.

However he said he decided to join the UNP as it was the need of the hour as the ugly head of the previous regime still haunts the country. “We defeated the Rajapaksa’s but they still haunt and we have to see that the country is freed from evil,” he added. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 4

  • Konde bandapu Cheena Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:15 PM

    Mr.Fon seka you don't have to prove it whole world knew it very well

    kk Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:32 PM

    Carry on sir! via DM Android App

    Shelly. Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:51 PM

    We too stabbed the foolish king from the front. We are very proud of what we did. via DM Android App

    Lanka Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:24 PM

    Hmm....are you a Sri Lankan?

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