Raid on Fonseka’s Colombo office

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By Supun Dias & Dianne Silva


The Special Task Force (STF) is currently raiding the office of General Sarath Fonseka located near Royal College in Colombo. An official at the General’s office said that over 200 STF personnel are searching the premises.

 Our reporter at the scene said that the office has been surrounded by masked STF officers and the media is not being given access to the office.

UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya who visited the scene at the time of the raid, later told reporters that the STF had informed him they were looking for army deserters and illegal weapons hidden at the location but had not found anything during the search.

Several other opposition members had also visited the scene at the time of the raid this evening.

When contacted the STF Commandant DIG K.M.L Sarathchandra said that the STF had only assisted the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct the search operation, as the office was under suspicion.

One of the lawyers of General Sarth Fonseka claimed that 15 ex-army personnel were questioned and taken away by the CID, despite of being informed that they were all retired officers and ordinary men.

 














  Comments - 29

  • Saturday, 30 January 2010 08:20 AM

    like every other citizen of SL Fonseka is not above the law. Simply beause he was former army general does not give him the right to assasinate the President and to organise coup attempt. Fonseka must be tried for his crimes. Raiding his office is a welcome step and people should be supportive of the move. I guess most people here are dissapointed because they were not able to pull tenders.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 08:27 AM

    very nice to set free a terrorist who killed innocent people and service personnel. Karuna must be searched, instead searching a war hero. corrupt!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:10 PM

    Please read all the headlines, in today's 'Daily Mirror.' Take them to your heart, without bias. Question: Was this how previous Presidents and Governments behaved after being reelected?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:26 PM

    God help our motherland, please!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:30 PM

    The Myanmar system?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:36 PM

    Now, people are even scared to talk and comment on the President or the government. Why? Are we living in Iran or Zimbabwe? We have our rights! Please leave SF alone ...

    Friday, 29 January 2010 06:21 PM

    Soon, Sri Lankans will realize this evil ...

    Friday, 29 January 2010 07:05 PM

    We all the know the truth. This will only make you stronger and stronger, SF!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 07:37 PM

    'Srimbabwe'!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 03:30 PM

    winner is locked up -like burmease junta

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:13 PM

    The time has come for taking revenge on the loosers.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:30 AM

    Now maybe he realizes the way the innocent tamils feel when their residences are searched and will work harder to rectify the injustice.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:54 PM

    On Poya day also! in the middle of preaching Dhamma and taking revenge.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:32 AM

    "SF" your the true people' president ... we are with you....
    we pray for you..... we know you only have gotten the 57% of votes.....

    Friday, 29 January 2010 10:27 PM

    It is time that all Sri Lankans, including the media and politicians, stop this "Fonseka bashing" and direct our energies on getting MR to deliver on his promises of curbing corruption; ensuring development; upholding media freedom and law & order; etc. He remains accountable to the people who elected him.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:01 PM

    The government claims that they have the majority people behind President. Then why are they so worried about a candidate that has lost" badly" as stated by the government ?

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:41 AM

    General you have many many ways to help public in our motherland. Why should you select politics,because you want to shaw your IMAGE this is very bad.Also you joint with very very bad people.Ranil is PERMANENT opposition leader in Sri Lanka History. You have sence USE It.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:16 PM

    SF is a traiter.Now all lankans know MR is nice,soft president

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 11:17 AM

    PL UNDERSTAND THAT ELECTIONS CAN NOT BE WON BY COMMENTS POSTED IN WEB SITES. WHEN EVER NEWS ITEM PUBLISHED HERE 99% PUT UP COMMENTS AGAINST MR AND HIS GOVERMENT IRRESPECTIVE OF WHO THE REAL CULPRIT IS. SF WAS A HERO BUT NOT NOW. EVEN IF HE IS HERO LAW AUTHORITES HAS A RIGHT TO SERACH HIS ELECTION OFFICE

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:21 PM

    is the DEMOCRACY or DEMO-CRAZY

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:54 AM

    He was a hero when he defeated the tigers. He became a traitor when he oppose the president. Wake up to judge your own wit.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 11:32 AM

    You will not find any thing from there...

    It will come out in time.....

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 11:34 AM

    There is no common civilized decency in this country anymore!!! Remember the ones who voted you!!! we voted change, we voted discipline and a corruption free country at least for our children...............and we voted you sir !!!! We salute you and honour you sir!!!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:53 PM

    where are we heading ??

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:59 PM

    Like Libya......

    Friday, 29 January 2010 04:03 PM

    The democracy is dead and the devil is alive.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:36 AM

    Its sad that the hearts of Sri Lankans have got so hardened. Murder, corruption and nepotism has become a part of ethical politics. This is not democracy this is hypocrisy. SL ppl should learn to stand against for what is wrong no matter who they are supporting for. Believe me we are laughing at the what is happening in your country. Your country needs an overhaul. Good night!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:41 AM

    Shan.....this where we are heading...
    Somalia....Uganda.....Zimbabwe...... its only a one way ticket....

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:49 AM

    IS THIS THE WAY THIS COUNTRY TREAT THE TRUE WAR HERO?.HE WAS OFFERED HIS LIFE FOR THE NATION AS ARMY CHIEF,THE AS PRSIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.LOOK AT SRI LANKAN PEOPLE TREATING HIM.IS THAT WORTH THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE GENERAL?.YOU MADE YHOSE SACRIFICESS FOR THIS KIND OF PEOPLE AND THIS KIND OF COUNTRY?.YOU NEVER KNEW IT BEFORE.DIRTY SRI LANKANS SHAME ON YOU.


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