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By Gandhya Senanayake

The government has launched a full scale investigation to probe how pro Fonseka interviews have been leaked to the media while the General is under military custody at the heavily guarded Naval Headquarters, the Defence Ministry said today. 

General Sarath Fonseka had last week allegedly smuggled out letters to UK’s Channel 4 and a weekend newspaper claiming that the charges he faces in the military court are bogus.

“None of the accusations are true. He (President Rajapakse) is jealous of me as I got more votes than him although he rigged he knows that I can challenge him,” the General had said, adding that he believed he was being held illegally and that his life remains at risk.

Reacting strongly at the interviews, Director General for the Media Center for National Security Lakshman Hulugalla told Daily Mirror online that the government would investigate how the interviews had been leaked adding that the inquiries had already begun.

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse, shedding blame on the opposition also told the media that it was the opposition who was responsible in leaking out the General’s letter to Channel 4.

Government Spokesperson Dallas Allahaperuma last week also alleged that General Sarath Fonseka’s letter leaked out to Britain’s Channel 4 was the work of the JVP as it bore all the trademarks of the Marxist group. (Daily Mirror online)


 
 

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  • Monday, 22 March 2010 11:45 AM

    Immediately arrest Fonsekas Postman !

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:34 AM

    I say this is a democratic country. General has not been proved guilty as yet. So, he cannot be subjected to Nazi treatment. Why is the Govt. scared of this patriot?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:34 AM

    Hooo Hoooooo, How valuable 40 years experience.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:42 AM

    At least try with this latest charge. all charges brought against General are Hollow upto now and Internationaly SL has become the biggest Joke.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:53 AM

    I think Hulugalle and Alahapperuma must have been the Five Lesson lecturereas of J V P.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:24 AM

    He has all the right to inform his problems to any body in the world. What inquiry. What law is there in Srl Lanka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:32 AM

    Ha ha ha , Mr.Hulu , you have made the world to laugh

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:41 AM

    So why cant the General give an interview to Channel 4. He is not guilty of any charge. Actually a full scale investigations has to begin with Gotabaya. He is the cause of all these problems.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:45 AM

    Is Lakshman Huligalle Gotabayas mouth piece and garbage bag?? Gotabaya why dont you just quit and leave this place.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:48 AM

    Now he is not a patriot, a PARROT of NGOs.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:55 AM

    Is Channel 4 a terrorist organization ?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:59 AM

    why is our President appear to look foolish if the President had teamed up with the JVP and SF as in 2006 our country would have been not in this soup

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:03 AM

    Only fear for Gov is the second leadership by SF.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:12 AM

    What if a report praising the present regime was broadcast over Channel 4? Will you conduct the same investigations?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:13 AM

    The govt has nothing else to do. The whole defense forces against just one man. People are getting sick of this.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:25 AM

    Opposition supporters in the same side... Government has been compromised

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:56 PM

    Whats wrong with the interview if it is true.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:39 AM

    MR & the clan. Don't trust the forces guarding SF. Without their knowledge, the so-called "Leak" cannot take place.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:44 AM

    The same as or even worse than the JRJ's second term.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:15 PM

    If this government has nothing to hide, why worry about media information to 'CH 4'? Dear General, I can only say one thing: please hold your head up high, the truth will prevail - you are a hero, and always will be.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:53 AM

    Paradise of Jokers !!!! hahahahahaha.

    If interviews can be smuggled out from so called high security zone what else cannot be done in this country...

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:56 AM

    Whats wrong in expressing oppinion. Is sri lanka not a democraty country? Can^t one express his oppinion to a media?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 09:10 AM

    IS THEIR ANY PROVISION PRECLUDING ANY BODY GIVING INTERVIEWS UNDER MILITARY LAW ?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 09:16 AM

    What a joke, they are trying every possible way to fix SGF but failing as they have no idea

    Monday, 22 March 2010 09:21 AM

    Everybody knows that there is a big hole in rueling government specially in security.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 02:26 PM

    Now they might have to arrest all those who are guarding the General. Life in Sri Lanka is never a bore. Where else in the world do we have such acts of comedy taking place daily?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 02:41 PM

    Don't they havae anything better to do? This is the kind of govt. we have.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 09:59 AM

    no one is safe under this witch hunt.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 10:04 AM

    What happened to your " CID " " TID " sleeping

    Monday, 22 March 2010 10:44 AM

    Remember Chandrika's reporter? Now perhaps the same is happening, where insiders are doing the job for Fonseka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:09 AM

    ha now u'd better take ALL the guards at the navy quarters into custody .

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:10 AM

    Entire tax money is spent on cutouts and investigations ! Sri lanka is becoming a burma , and end up like srimbabwe

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:13 AM

    Always there is a mole. So MR / Gota duo watch your back.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:16 AM

    It appears that things have gone out of control,may be worse after elections

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:18 AM

    things are getting hotter now....

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:41 AM

    Internationally we are labelled as equal to countries like Iran, Libya, Myanmar, China and Venezuela

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:23 AM

    TheMedia Centre guy should at least now realise that there are others who are smarter than he is.


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