DNA demands Fonseka’s release

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By Kelum Bandara


The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is to push for the release of detained former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka and will conduct an ‘Adistana Pooja’ on Tuesday evening to coincide with the first anniversary of the war victory.

General Fonseka’s wife Anoma Fonseka told a news conference today that it is a twist of destiny for her to see rehearsals of military parades within the premises of the Navy headquarters where her husband, the key player of this victory, is being held in military custody.

“Every day, I visit my husband at this place twice. Then, I see these rehearsals.  However, people of this country, in the heart of their hearts, know the contribution made by my husband in bringing this ruthless war to a successful completion,” Mrs. Fonseka said.
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  • Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:00 AM

    Mrs.Anoma, no one doubts the fact that your husband was a excellent army commander & war strategist. But we also know there were equally good commanders like denzil kobbekaduwa etc… in the army. But key factor here is political leadership which no other commander had but u were blessed with. Gota’s contribution went along way. Wasantha led the Navy so well that they finished the sea tigers one year b4 war ended which immensely helped the army. So your husband taking sole credit & putting down wasantha /statement to Sunday leader & behavior after the war made him go fm hero to zero with people.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:11 AM

    Is DNA responsible for Law and Order in the country ?

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:21 AM

    It is better to take up to the civil courts. This will expose the truth. According to my knowledge SF hasn’t said anything wrong. What he told was he heard white flag story from journalists. SL wanted to get an advantage from this.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:57 AM

    Hey local boy
    why you insult real hero?

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:09 AM

    I voted for the UPFA in both Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Now I am feeling the pinch. Prices of essentials have gone up and people are unable to make ends meet. The more the suffering of the people the more support will come for the release of General Sarath Fonseka. it is better for the government to release him.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:10 AM

    If released Fonseka will be forced to play havoc by the international community. It is for the betterment of Mr Fonseka and the country he should be under custody.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:23 AM

    joining hands with JVP is a big misatke committed by SF

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:42 AM

    Firstly, you are a real ignorance person. you should know that big media corporations have their local representatives in every country. In this case same way either SF interviewed by any international media or not his speeches are reported. if there were war crimes committed it should be presence of civil court.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 11:22 AM

    Criminals are roaming the streets free on bail while an innocent man who is a war hero is being held behind bars on trumped up charges.. Is there any justice in this country.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 12:22 PM

    hiran, he is a traitor to the country. you know he should be sent to the gallows and not to the prison.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 01:41 PM

    Who is the Real Hero...
    Mahinda...,Gotabhaya...or..Fonseka...?
    No my good friend....
    REAL HERO DIED IN THE BATTLE FIELD !.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 03:46 PM

    This celebration is empty. First of all the real Hero is locked up and secondly there is nothing to celebrate in the death of thousands of soldiers and civilians. The money could be put to better use.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 07:44 PM

    I totally agree with you local boy. Mr SF has done some good work. I accept that. But also he shouldn't get 90% or 50% credit of war victory. Everybody knows that is a collective effort. SF should apologize to the nation and promise he is not going to put our country or war heroes in jepordy. Mr Anura Kumara or Ranil should talk to him and explain to him what he is doing is wrong

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:06 PM

    Poor Anoma can not even lie properly. She said General is seriuosly ill & unable to pronounce certain words. Soon after that the General gave an interview with no sign of illness. I agree with Prabodaya it was the JVP & Anoma who ruined the General.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 10:28 PM

    What is wrong in joining with JVP. . Do not forget, because of them MR came to power in 2005.It was their successful legal battle which separated North and East. They are the real patriotic team

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 11:45 PM

    Thank you, DNA/JVP for putting up a fight for the General. Where is the UNP in this hour of need? Hiding.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 01:48 AM

    It is true that SF contributed to win the war like others. Also he was very greedy about the power and tried to betray the other war heroes. Now he is paying the price.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 03:49 AM

    SF is now a politician not a army officer. So he should make maximum use of this opportunity to get enough publicity. Actually GOSL is extending a favour by keeping him locked, his popularity will increase. so SF should make use of the opportunity very well

    Monday, 17 May 2010 04:18 AM

    If he was out of custody during the election period, SF would have uttered many serious things that would be detrimental to the nation. If he can simple understand this and be carefull when he speaks in public, then he should be pardoned by MR during this period of remembering our heroes. Let us remember that it is people like SF who wanted the media to censor themselves and not report on sensitive issues. But he does not know to guard his tongue.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:43 AM

    Exactly.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:17 AM

    man get a identify first , dont use 'local boy'

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 07:54 AM

    one day MR will pay for that what he has been doing to SF

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 08:08 AM

    It true, Sarath Fonseka as the then Army Commander deserves credit for the defeat of the LTTE but so does the foot soldiers and the Commanders of the Navy and Air Force and also the Defence Secretary and The President. The mistake Sarath Fonseka made was to claim he did it all by himself single handedly.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 08:15 AM

    Lets see how long the govt is going to play their con games. SF must be released immidietly, the sooner the better. There is an end for everything.

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:39 AM

    has he really gone from hero to zero?

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 08:52 AM

    If there is war crime committed during the war period, of course army should investigate and follow the due process. And it should be our internal matter.
    Why fonseka wants to tell these things to BBC, CNN and other LTTE loving media? Why he wants to get international attention for this matter? Why he going behind the US and UK?
    For me,this man should send lifetime imprison . Otherwise he must make public statement apologizing for what he has said to BBC and other international media.
    MR is too soft


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