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Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa testifying before the White Flag Case at the High Court a short while ago said, that not only Sarath Fonseka, but anyone else in such position and command would have achieved a similar outcome.

He added that even the Air Force Commander and the Navy Commander had worked hard to win the war.

Mr. Rajapaksa noted that he had seen the news article that appeared on the front page of the Sunday Leader on December 13 ,2009 and that the contents in the news was made-up and erroneous.

Furthermore he said that he had never instructed the forces to harm anyone who surrendered during the conflict but had told them to protect and assure the safety of those who surrendered. (T. Farook Thajudeen and Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Wara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:02 AM

    Heros too can do illegal things and go to prison.

    Aazath Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:03 AM

    At Ram, Have you forgot Tamil as a Second language in Sri Lanka, can' you accept ?

    Ruwn Ferdinandez Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:11 AM

    Denzil Kobbekaduwa would have annihilated the LTTE, had he had the right political leadership backing.

    pran Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:11 AM

    That was because they didn't have a strong political leadership. Very simple...

    SL Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:09 AM

    Gonta,

    Under Any Defence Secretary would have done the same achievement !

    Ossan Salam - Doha Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:10 AM

    What would happen if RW was in power and SF was army commander?

    moratuputhek Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:12 AM

    If anyone else could have done why did he select SF to do it ?
    Because SF was the most competent person to eradicate terrorism from our soil.
    GR please accept that fact.

    Fazmy Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:17 AM

    Ram, don't arouse rascism...we are all one.

    CW Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:19 AM

    What has got the second language to do with this?

    nishikayb Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:02 PM

    But JR could not control the indian intervention. But MR achieved it. That is the specialty of MR.

    Don Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:22 AM

    it seems even u have a doubt on that..

    Wara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:25 AM

    Spot on !!!

    noah Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:15 PM

    So did any other defence secretary managed to do it?

    Aazath Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:29 AM

    A set of bodies have done this, not individuals like MR,SF,GR or any commanders, with out Colonel Karuna Amman's help no body can't do this easily,

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:29 AM

    God have to punish to the correct culprit.

    Wara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:41 AM

    SF retired as Lt. General and Praba is controlling his own area and RW is ruling the rest of the island.

    Wara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:40 AM

    Mirza is talking about One Nation. Not one Language.

    Paul Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:41 AM

    Yes Sir,
    In that case,any other President and Defense Secretary would have achieved the same result, not only you and your brother.

    Freelanced Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:50 AM

    Yes. But that shouldn't have given him the permit to perform illegal acts.

    Wara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:52 AM

    Not like SF, they haven't said so !

    SF Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:56 AM

    Remember he was once called the World best army commander?

    Rahmathullah Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:05 PM

    If anyone can achieve military success, why the former commanders failed? Don't say they had no political backings. JRJ gave blank cheque to the Army Commandar of his time.

    JR Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:09 PM

    Yes, even JR, RP, CBK could have done it, no?

    saman Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:07 PM

    Did MR really go for WAR or adamant Army went for it , after seeing many soldiers being killed during MR's first few months as Press ?

    Mahesh Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:12 PM

    Why did your bro call him The world Best Army Commander?

    saman Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:14 PM

    Karuna would have Killed praba , and KP would have killed karuna and pillayen would have killed KP and pilayan would have died because of floods !

    Jayantha G Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:59 PM

    Yes you are right and Sri Lankans,especially the Colombo urban for get the past very soon.

    Ruwan Friday, 28 January 2011 10:25 AM

    Why not Tamil alst first language with Sinhala and English. Is there anyting stopped for this to happen?

    Jayantha G Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:12 PM

    God have all ready punishing praba and the murders.

    Jayantha G Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:17 PM

    Because he was,that is history,now he is a traitor.

    Rajitha Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:16 PM

    lol

    Ane Manda Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:32 PM

    Then SFcould not handle that fame.

    RW Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:00 AM

    Yes, you are quite right!!!

    Ranjan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:04 AM

    But not sitting in the comforts of air conditioned rooms.

    Citizen Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:02 AM

    Well said. Every Srilankan is more less same. They do not know how to solve the problems the country. It was true in the past and it will be the same in the future.

    Mirza Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:02 AM

    To do what ever need stronger one like the former commander. Hope all the Hero's are fine. Hero's were fights for one nation freedom.

    Anver Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:39 PM

    SF a true war hero and will remain so in the minds of all. History and natual justice will give the correct verdict.

    Rasika Alwis Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:10 AM

    No one can get the credit for eradicating terrorism from the soil of Sri Lanka. It is a result of a collective action though the same group lead the war now has fall apart.

    Kithsiri Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:08 AM

    That implies not only he as the DS, but anyone else in such position and command would have achieved a similar outcome.

    Sithara Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:09 AM

    Yeah, right.

    pandula Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:14 AM

    Really? Is it apply for you too. Then who did?

    Siri Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:51 PM

    Ok. So everyone who supports that 'traitor'(majority of Sri Lankans here and abroad) are traitors too. Right? Dream on.........

    s jayawardene Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:12 AM

    Yes exactly correct with the power ascribed to the position. And the political support given.

    Ind Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:20 AM

    MR !!

    Mahmood Ashraf Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:44 AM

    come on ram ! we are one country ! and our country is our religion our country is our language.

    toss Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:23 AM

    Anyone before SF couldn't the get the job done.

    Mahmood Ashraf Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:45 AM

    I dont think so ! these brothers have made sri lanka free from war. none of the other leaders did u have to appreciate them

    Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:34 AM

    So all what the president said praising GSF on the victory day was an exaggeration...??? Is it.

    ram Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:33 AM

    One nation one language SINHALA Jeyawewa

    tharanga Friday, 04 February 2011 11:13 PM

    sadly, that only applies to "heroes" outside the UPFA!!!

    jt Friday, 04 February 2011 11:15 PM

    did any other army commander do it?

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:42 AM

    That means even without the three brothers any Sri Lankan could have achieve the success.

    Wimal_Madawansa Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:28 AM

    Yes.Even Sabitha Perera would have done same.

    Ind Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:44 AM

    What president said and betryal of the motherland are two different things.

    sam Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:46 PM

    I don't think other Sri Lankans are that heartless to kill so many innocent civilians!!!

    sam Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:48 PM

    Is he trying to put the "war crimes" solely on SF?

    Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:10 PM

    So, you agree GSF won the war

    Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:11 PM

    so, you agree GSF won the war.

    Anton Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:57 AM

    Then, did they commit suicide or the army personnel went against the orders of the Defense Secretary.

    Ananda Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:53 AM

    Whatever you people, mostly Pro-LTTE Tamils say, Gotabaya has done an excellent job as the SofD in defeating those ruthless LTTE. WELL DONE SIR! We need more Rajapakses and no Bandaranyekes, Premadasas, Jyewardenas or Wickramsinghes......!!!!11

    lovely Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:58 AM

    and anyone before MR couldnt get the job done either... am i right?

    Anuruddha Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:58 AM

    Anyone in your or your brother's position would've achieved their respective tasks too according to your logic. Is that right sir?

    franny Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:16 PM

    Don’t worry someone is watching the Truth will win

    chryshan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:00 AM

    Then why did he send earlier commander on retirement and appoint SF saying he is the best man to do the job.

    ila Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:08 AM

    after Lasantha's murder people are afraid to confront with truth. Everything has two sides. When you say anthing in Sri Lanka, it has only one side. That is your side.


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