SF awarded Field Marshal title

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Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka had been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal with effect from March 22, 2015 by President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Media Division said. (LSP)

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  • Euclid Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:52 PM


    Wije desilva Friday, 20 March 2015 04:15 AM

    Right reward for the right person even at late stage. Congratulations Field Marshal.

    upali Friday, 20 March 2015 11:30 AM

    Congratulations General, You are our hero, the greatest of the great. TRUTH WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH.

    DJ Friday, 20 March 2015 11:33 AM

    Great Man our countries hero, please stay out of politics

    nimmi Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:58 PM

    Congratulations Sir you are deserve it and we were waiting to see you getting those lost, do your service further to mother land and to the war heros, may tripple gem bless you

    Cuckoo Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:39 PM

    Congratulations Sir,This is an honour to the whole nation.Patience and endurance well paid.

    Roy F.Senanayake Friday, 20 March 2015 04:39 AM


    Anver M. Mustapha Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:59 PM

    Congrats, he deserves!

    amila Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:56 PM

    no words to say... via DM Android App

    Dulip Wijesinghe Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:02 PM

    i am very happy with this news. and my congratulations

    Nithya Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:04 PM

    Congratulations Field Marshall.It was long overdue.

    JAYA Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:44 PM

    Congratulations! We sri Lankans are proud of you. May god bless you!

    Matarakolla Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:08 PM

    Dear Sir,Congratulations! We love you. You are one of the great heroes this country had ever produced.

    Sunil Perera Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:12 PM

    This is the best decision by the president !! Long life General fonseka..

    pissu peekudu Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:12 PM

    now he should leave politics

    lkboy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:13 PM

    the first F/Marshall of Sri lanka. congrats.

    milindha morahela Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:15 PM

    Jayawewa!I hope the next President will not take it away.

    Awaco Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:15 PM

    What a GREAT NEWS.Congratulations Field Marshall Sir.

    Ishan Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:17 PM

    Dear General all the best and you deserve more than this

    Appuhamy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:19 PM

    Congratulations. Be more selective with your choice of words as that will reflect your maturity as a national leader.

    riz Friday, 20 March 2015 12:24 PM

    Congrats.. its means our mothrland expecting more and more from u.

    Leroy Friday, 20 March 2015 06:56 PM

    Well deserved Sir, you rightfully achieved this title. Great of our President Maithreepala Sirisena to recognize and honour you.. God bless Sri Lanka and God bless our President and you too Sir.

    fayaz Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:22 PM

    congratulations and he deserves it via DM Android App

    kusal Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:28 PM

    congratulations !

    Suresh Friday, 20 March 2015 06:46 AM


    L.S.A.Francis Friday, 20 March 2015 06:59 PM

    Congratulations.Dear Field Marshal Sir,you are the bestin Sri Lankan army officer who defeated LTTE with your own planing. Frank

    Oldie Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:26 PM

    At last justice prevailed......although long over due..... via DM Android App

    Jay2 Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:30 PM

    Another burning national issues was solved.

    Sana Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:31 PM

    Good. He deserves it. Now what about the other two commanders? Should they not get the same because they did only "5%" of the war?

    Lankaboy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:34 PM

    Gota must be feeling burning stomach now.

    Ganga Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:53 PM

    Congratulations Sir , Thank you Mr. President .

    Kahagalla D. Neville Fernando Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:17 PM

    My congratulations. Theruwan saranai.

    jayasingha Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:44 PM

    Finally the greatest son of mother Lanka is felicitated .. We salute you sir, and we salute the President for recognising your service to the Nation..

    ranjith Chandrasekera Friday, 20 March 2015 07:18 AM

    A true well deserving National War Hero. You will be remembered forever. You have rescued innocent people that includes Tamils as well, from this evil blood thirsty mongrel who was responsible for killing children, unarmed rural farmers and 6oo policemen in one go, priests and politicians including moderate tamil political leaders.Congratulations FM Sarath Fonseka

    jayasingha Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:22 PM

    He is not a dud like you saba

    Harischandra Samarasinghe Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:50 PM

    Congratulations !!! Wish you Good Health and courage to serve the motherland.-Sam

    ramlie Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:23 PM

    Congratulations for what you deserved for the country as a soldier . High rank field Marshall

    Rohitha Fernandopulle Friday, 20 March 2015 08:11 AM

    You are the savior who eradicated terrorism for our mother nation. We are so grateful for all your sacrifices that you have made for the sake of all Sri Lankans. (Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim etc). You never cared about your own life, your life was at a danger, but you still defeated terrorism form our Country. You are truly a Hero, we salute you Sir. You are well respected

    saman Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:00 PM


    kamal Friday, 20 March 2015 08:16 AM

    Truth can not be hidden by force, it wins when the time comes .As a Nation we salute you sir !!!

    firoza Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:43 PM

    Sri Lanka has given you the due recognition that you verily deserve and impliedly has compensated you for all the mishappenings that you were subjected to. Better late than never and this act surely would give some honored position to Sri Lanka internationally too.

    haris Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:21 PM

    Peace time field marshal.

    kusal ratnayake Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:23 PM

    Click in the following link and the article is an excellent piece of observation on the subject. http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/39639 (China and India Have Armies of 1.3 and 1.2 Milion Commanded by Generals and not Field Marshalls which rank is now Defunct)

    Demon Friday, 20 March 2015 08:30 AM

    But geneva is waiting to give you WAR CRIMINAL title. via DM Android App

    koora Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:24 PM

    Whole nation salutes you Sir, You are deserved this treatment

    Sylvia Haik Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:50 PM

    I have no doubt, the General deserves the promotion, but we should not forget the Commanders of the Navy and the Air Force who also did their bit to win the war. Perhaps they should also have gone into politics.

    walter Rajaratne Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:25 PM

    Even belatedly this is the most deserving mark of respect given to the true hero who eradicated terrorism to the dustbin of history. Sinhala nation has never been ungrateful to her heroic sons of the soil. Long live Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

    sabaratnam Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:26 PM

    You were probably fighting for your rights more than peoples rights. If it was me I will be ashamed.

    Madlin Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:26 PM

    This is the way to show our gratefulness to a real war hero. Thank you President via DM Android App

    suranjith lal Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:41 PM

    I appreciate the duty carried out by the former Army chief Mr SF, However, to get this position there are certain criteria every deserving commander should be fulfilled my opinion is this position is too early for SF

    TONY Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:34 PM


    Lalith Jasenthuliyana Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:47 PM

    Many congratulations and best wishes for the future. May the noble triple gem bless and protect you.

    Latha Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:49 PM

    How happy the nation is now. You are our true HERO who saved our country. God bless you

    Cuckoo Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:06 PM

    Sylvia, other two commanders served the personal ambitions of certain political individuals n lost glory!Gen SF served the entire Nation.

    Latha Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:51 PM

    The nation is proud of our HERO.Well done

    el Friday, 20 March 2015 03:30 PM

    Congratulations Field Marshal Fonseka. The LTTE attacked you and ripped your body but still you survived and went to become the commander who successfully defeated them. You deserve it.

    Nakkiran Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:17 PM

    what a joke , now He is politicen . he has a party.

    frank hilary Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:10 PM

    Congrats. Sir ! You deserve it. May God bless you in all your endeavours.

    Cheers Friday, 20 March 2015 12:33 AM

    He will soon be in action and the president, PM, chandrika all be watchful you will be his target

    M.B.EKANAYAKE Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:15 PM

    Our CONGRATULATION !!!................

    Suren Rodrigo Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:24 PM

    Pudiya yuththata pidiya uthui!! Well deserved!!

    Eds Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:46 PM

    The biggest disgrace to the uniform !

    RAAP Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:31 PM


    willowsd Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:49 PM

    One of the happiest days of my life, congratulations Sir, may god bless you , the Madam and your kids, we are very lucky to see the best commander being promoted to the highest rank which you thoroughly deserved. May god bless you sir.

    Lal Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:59 PM


    SriLankan Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:55 PM

    Congratulations Sir. May God Bless you. via DM Android App

    Francis Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:00 PM

    He very much deserved this honor and the title. I am glad that President Sirisena has granted it which was denied by the previous regime due to just jealousy. Congratulates Field Marshal Fonseka.

    Dayan Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:08 PM

    War was won by Military and you deserved all the medals and blessings from us

    nas Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:06 PM

    at Last justice is done and His contribution should be always appreciated. He is a really a gentleman who went through all trials to get back his place in Sri Lankan history. He made history by defeating LTTE. yet, MR tried to get advantage out of it. but truth will prevail. It was not MR who won war rather FS and his dedication and MR paid money to LTTE to win in 2005. that was MR and yet, FS is a real hero.

    Nims Friday, 20 March 2015 03:06 AM

    Congratulations!!! You truly deserve it. But keep away from politics as it could ruin all your good work - but fight against corrupt politicians

    MRMRazeen Friday, 20 March 2015 03:39 AM

    Congratulations Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka. You deserve it and very suitable to you only. You have served the country with great distinction and suffered greatly under the previous regime. This is apt and desirous and appreciated by the entire Lanka nation.

    poddal Friday, 20 March 2015 05:25 PM

    Congratulations! Going by the large no. of positive comments may be that the rumor that SF won the election in 2010 is really TRUE!

    Sarojini Rajapakse Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:38 PM


    Sarojini Rajapakse Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:39 PM


    samantha gunarathna Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:41 PM

    congratulations.. All the best...

    marisipala Friday, 20 March 2015 11:15 AM

    Congratulations Sir . . . .! You deserve it. . . !! But.. Sir ...as long as you live in Sri lanka you are a Peeled Marshal..!?

    Hubert SilvaBpulle Friday, 20 March 2015 05:35 PM

    Congratulation. This hero deserved it, but long before. At least late than never.Ben

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