Protest in parliament

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Parliament was adjourned for five minutes today when opposition members including the JVP and UNP staged a protest in the well of the House over the court martial decision on Sarath Fonseka.

The first court martial found Fonseka guilty of involvement in political work while in active service and was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge.

President Mahinda Rajapakse had on Saturday given the authorization for the first court martial sentence. (YP)

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  • M.H.Sheriff Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:34 PM

    Mangala not the JVP.

    Shovinv Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:39 PM

    The President does not seem to be answerable to anyone. He is a law unto thim self so he should be in the jungles living with HIS kind.

    Shovinv Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:40 PM

    The General is NOT GUILTY OF any charges.

    uranjanh Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:58 PM

    Dear Mr. Percy Mandawala, you have gone out of your way to praise a traitor. If so how would you Fathom Gen. Shavendra Silva, Chavi Gallage" And the likes.

    Mithraka Fernando Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:30 AM

    WHY NOW??

    Rohitha kulathilaka Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:13 PM

    General, You are the HERO in our hearts forever

    Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:30 AM

    A protest only for the deaf and blind...

    banda Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:19 AM

    proved???? my foot

    sinco Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:33 AM

    Shame ! Shame ! Shame !
    General you are always all sri lankans general.

    Deepal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:35 AM

    Protests would not shirk this one tracked government.

    Percy Mandawala Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:37 AM

    Hon. General Sarath Fonseka - You will be in our hearts forever. Your services to the nation is legendary. No one can take your position away from Srilankan history.

    Rohan Perera Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:38 AM

    Lakshman Seneviratna (UNP) did you also join in the protest? You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Rathanavali Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:23 AM

    What do you mean "why now"? NOW is the time to act, or stay silent forever!

    Malik Siriwardena Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:40 AM

    General??? You mean Mr. Sarath Fonseka...

    Dilan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:43 AM

    JVP & UNP has something to talk about.....

    sanus Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:47 AM

    JVP has one item in their agenda. The former General Satath Fonseka. Peoples woes are completely forgotten.

    Rathanavali Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:35 AM

    Was he a traitor when he defeated terrorism in Sri Lanka?

    Alipola Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:55 AM

    Who is GENERAL Fonseka?? there is only a normal guy named Sarath Fonseka (Gonseka) now.

    Mangala Karunaratna Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:55 AM

    Those who are protesting now were against the fighting with LTTE at that time.

    mohandev Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:55 AM

    Dear Speaker please allow the protesters to let out their frustrations at least to liven up the other wise a dull boring after noon in the parliament

    Delgoda Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:46 AM

    Let him pay for what he did. MR is not that fool. This SF must be guilty.

    hassan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:02 AM

    Dear President what ever happened has happend and why dont you pardon him for the sake of winning the war and making the country free for every body

    suwimal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:03 AM

    You can ask the president why he confirmed the verdict, when he comes to Parliament next time.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:10 AM

    Entire PC election behind General & war victory.

    saman Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:16 AM

    President is not answerable to the parliament.

    saman Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:17 AM

    Good to see that the Opposition has displayed some unity.

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:21 AM

    Take this protest not only into the Parliament but to the whole world.

    Concerned Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:22 AM

    Chase away Lakshman Seneviratne if he joins the protest!

    Raj Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:25 AM

    History cannot be changed. With stars or without stars, SF will be remembered as the Army Commander who liberated the country from LTTE.

    bama Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:25 AM

    you still dont know president of SL need not have to attend parliament. He is higher than member of parliament.

    Sushan Senanayake Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:33 AM

    UNP should have avoided this if act properly at the time of General election

    Kalu Arachchi Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:37 AM

    He is Sapumal Kumaraya of modern days. Nothing can change it. Viva General !!!

    Fairose Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:40 AM

    Also General Fonseka against the war.

    Dxb Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:41 AM

    Why opposition is trying to protect a accused ? Government has proved that SF not clean.

    CEEDEEBEE Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:20 AM

    Nothing can erase the success of General Fonsenka, whether one likes him or not. How clever of the three Generals in the Court Martial to 'discharge' the General from the Army, particularly as he is out of the Army all ready. More importantly though is, the fact, that if the General has been discharged by the Army then I doubt the legality of a Military Tribunal 'trying' a discharged person as General Fonsenka is now a Civilian, especially as the President has also concurred with the Court Martial's questionable decision. Don't worry General,'what goes around, comes around'.

    Lanke Banda Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:53 AM

    Even Yesterday's General could well be today's Traitor. Yesterday Hero Today Zero. This is Life and all the Bearings will be as chosen oneself. In this Case S.F.

    Dilusha Dalpaththo Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:54 AM

    Interesting to see what Lakshman Seneviratne did during the protest

    bash Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:58 AM

    Cost of living on basic items are going up with this Johnston Fernanado

    Indika Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:05 AM

    Then what about the betrayal ?? It too wiil be in the hearts of Srilankans for ever !!!

    Indika Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:06 AM

    Generally Sarath Fonseka !!!

    harsha Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:08 AM

    This is news for the army men who aspire to become politicians. Be prepared to be strip off your hard earned army honors by the politicians at any time.

    Raj Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:24 AM

    Everything is impermanent in this world, so it is true for SF's sufferings too. Will be over very soon.

    sinharegiment Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:32 AM

    General of the General Public...

    LALIN MENDIS Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:33 AM

    Well said

    Benadict Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:34 AM

    Dear General ! We never forget your service to our country, your name has been already written in our history books.
    your are the best general in Sri Lanka.

    Deepal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:46 AM

    Betrayal? Don't you think this was cooked up by the Govt. Looking at the economy of the country, you will see that the public is getting betrayed day by day.

    Deepal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:47 AM

    Mr. Fonseka or just plain Fonseka, he will still be remembered for the great feat of defeating the LTTE terrorists. Nobody can take that away from him - jail or no jail.

    Rohan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:48 AM

    seems only \English speaking people and west support Sarath Fonseka.
    And Sinhalase and of course TAMILS support MR.
    Nation is divided.

    Rohan

    Mohottige Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:48 AM

    What betrayal? Specify please!

    Maruwa Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:08 PM

    General SF is a great hero in nature, removing his star is not going to bring him down to zero. He will fight back and win the game at the end. We salute GSF.

    Josh Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:18 PM

    who cares on which court accuses him??? we the general public know the truth, and we will support the General at all times!!!


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