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By Jamila Najmuddin

General Sarath Fonseka suspended his fast unto death today morning when the military granted him permission to speak to his daughters via his wife’s mobile phone last night, his wife Anoma Fonseka said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Online, Mrs. Fonseka said that the military had contacted her late last evening, asking her to visit her husband immediately with her mobile phone as he had been granted permission to speak to his children through her number.

“I went to see my husband at around 11 in the night after the military called me. He spoke to his daughter’s through my mobile phone and now he is a bit relieved,” Mrs. Fonseka said.

The military had earlier provided telephone facilities to the General which he had refused insisting that he would stop his fast only if he was given his wife’s mobile phone.

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  • Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:20 AM

    Maybe he got hungry...!!!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:30 AM

    VICTORY FOR YOU

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:34 AM

    Good move by the Military. Honer you former General and release him without any Court marshal. What ever it is General SF is the Peoples President.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:35 AM

    thank GOD for evenLittle Release this thins are unbearable please helping him dear lord

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:43 AM

    I wonder if he spoke to his children's husbands as well (son-in-law). tsk tsk

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:45 AM

    This shows that General Fonseka is still calling the shots nd the Army is granting his requests without any challange.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:49 AM

    What a father he is.... Loving human being!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:04 AM

    May the Lord God look after our war hero

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:05 AM

    You r grate... SL need a person like u as leader..

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:07 AM

    what a cry baby is this..

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:10 AM

    It's good to see he has some sense.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:17 AM

    This is foolish from Fonseka's side. Whats the different between govt provided phone and his wife's mobile? Cant the govt trace the calls from his wife's mobile...?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:27 AM

    What a bully he is. It's readers to guess what his request would be after starting a second FARCE unto death.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:29 AM

    Very sad story of Sri lankan history.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:23 PM

    'Hats-off' to a brave General! Let his action be an 'eye-opener' to those who are trying to 'break' him, with low grade tactics.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:36 AM

    True father. Gentleman. A Hero .Freedom fighter.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:42 AM

    Isn't this becoming a joke. Whenever he wants something he will start fasting. It is becoming hilarious.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:47 AM

    Thats nice to hear.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:52 AM

    Finally " fight for right " won !!!
    You are great, General!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:54 AM

    Its good SF was granted this relief. But I think SF shd also not be so stubborn. It shows a lack of leadership qualities.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:56 AM

    Shame on the government; They fear only the votes.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:21 AM

    The Army Brass has shown some sanity !

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 07:29 PM

    The Patriot!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:33 AM

    A man with a backbone, not like those fake fasters

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:50 AM

    There is no war he has lost.. He has defeated the greatest change of all, defeating the terrorism. Now he is ready for any challenge ..

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:00 AM

    Lords r anti war gods maheshi. u r confusing your self

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:01 AM

    u better stay in the place u r in in.We have already a good leader

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:02 AM

    many to follow

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:33 PM

    Thank god he only wanted the wife's "phone."

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:02 AM

    and a prisoner war criminal

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:20 AM

    It seems the army still looks at him as a leader with respect and honor. May the GOD of truth and life bless you and keep you and your family under HIS tender loving care

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:30 AM

    Nera, you must be crying now since the General got it back without crying but harming himself and not others for a just cause.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:32 AM

    Fought with LTTE Terrorists & Won...Now fight with Official Terrorists... His entire life is a War ! .

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:32 AM

    General. You represent the generation of Veediya Bandara, Keppitipola,Gongaley goda Banda and Puran Appu. We need more ppl like you

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:35 AM

    What a shame very good army commander,unfortunatly unp,jvp LANUWA KAWA.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:41 AM

    What a pathetic apology for a military leader and aspiring statesman. Thankfully the masses had the good sense to dump him.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 12:06 PM

    This is like Karunanidhi's fast! Just for publicity and awakening!
    JVP is behind the idea.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 07:59 AM

    More & more 'fasts' can be expected.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:11 AM

    Will "saharayak meda" be his ringtone?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:12 AM

    Satisfied father


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