Won’t worship or apologise to politicians: SF

12 May 2018 09:30 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister and Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka yesterday said he would never worship or apologise to any politician.

Speaking to journalists at the end of an inspection tour of the Elephant orphanage in Horowpathana, he said he had only worshiped his parents and the clergy.

“The character called ‘Sarath Fonseka’ had only worshiped his parents and the clergy in his life. I have never worshiped any politician and never will. When the Rajapaksa regime imprisoned me, I was told that I would be released if I apologoised. When I didn’t bow down back then, people must know that I will not worship or apologised to politicians now,” he said.

He said making Cabinet decisions public was a responsible duty and should not be an act of toeing any line.

“In the recent past, I made some comments since I was not given the Law and Order Ministry . In some statements, some personnel were politically criticized. The reports that I worshiped and apologised to President Sirisena is a lie. We had a three-minute meeting with the President. If there were any issues, the President said we could discuss and resolve them instead of making them public. Then I replied saying I had to do that because of the atmosphere that revailed before and that we can continue to work together,” he said.

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, UNP Horowpathana Main Organiser P. Sahidu, Horowpathana Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Charuka Udayanga Wijeratna and the Wildlife Director General were present at the event. (Pathum Darshana)

  Comments - 19

  • LANKA Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:30 PM

    We need a strong leader like you very badly.You would have been the president in 2015.

    S kumara Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:44 PM

    CID inquiry on the orders of the court on lasantha killing will make him apologise This is sri Lanka guys

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:54 PM

    The Iron man SF expressed the right thing, never worship any politicians, they are also humans like us.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:56 PM

    Army Officers usually salute, it is not meant worshiping. Why should he ask for apologizing, no need - Prez. did a dirty thing to Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka.

    JIM Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:56 PM

    Of course he does not, we know all about that, he lies about other things too.

    Ranga Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:57 PM

    Convicted offender, doing politics. People rejected but in parliament, not by vote but by manipulations. Sirisena to be blamed and he can enjoy the fun with ungrateful man

    Dennis Reeves Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:58 PM

    SF is deserved to be the Law and Order Minister, but My3 purposely he did not give it to him, because My3 takes orders from Mahinda.

    SHEHAN Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:47 PM

    You are what you are today cos your not worshiping the politicians. If you worshipped RW today your the Minister of Law cos this is Sri Lankan culture, worship your boss to progress your career.

    neil alvis Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:55 PM

    also don't GARU or HONOUR them. You always do this!!! stop this as both PM and President do not deserve this title.

    meloney Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:07 PM

    Yes you are correct. No need to worship politician. My skin crawls when I see some elderly people and also kids go down their knees in front of the politicians. Only Mr. Mangala Samaraweera has addressed this matter once. It is time to stop this.

    Hari Mani Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:11 PM

    Sadly reading comments on previous articles relating to your interviews, I feel majority of the Srilankan prefers you should have no opinion of your own, and be grateful for the scraps thrown by the current politicians. Voters have been brain washed into hero worshipers and happy to forget corruption with time as there are only a bunch of crooks and thief to select from....

    V Noh U Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:14 PM

    Fonseka made an apology to President with the help of PM and Malik S. The President accepted the apology. There were no worshipping

    Gunadasa Kaggoda Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:17 PM

    Excellent! This is the culture country needs especially among politicians. Those who do not stop this bending and worshiping senior politicians at least now on are marked to be dangerous to the country and the worshiped. Well done Your Honour.

    Lokka Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:25 PM

    We all know that you are a different character. The country needs many of your kind.

    Sumathi Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:36 PM

    Qualities of man with a spine , who is willing to speak the truth. We need more of these people in Sri Lanka.

    Mahawalathenna Sunday, 13 May 2018 09:39 AM

    This is what we Sri Lankans should expect from every citizen. We fools, we create monsters out of a hooligan, thug thief or murderer by sending him to parliament or high office and start worshipping the them. In no time he becomes a demigod because he is placed on a throne in a shrine by us. We got to put a stop to this practice by training our children to not to do so, with exceptions like parents, teachers and clergy. I have taught my children to be like that.

    Don Juwan Sunday, 13 May 2018 09:46 AM

    FM Sarath Fonseka is great. He sets an example to everybody. All Sri Lankans know how Mahinda Rajapakse worshipped many many politicians in his political career to ultimately achieve the former and present positions. Some of them were not achievements but granted.

    Joe Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:15 AM

    YES ..YES..This guy talks big in front of us..But he wags his TAIL in front of them..!

    Samitha Monday, 14 May 2018 05:16 PM

    Mr. V Noh U You are lack of proper information .

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