The ‘rift’ between Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Army Commander Mahesh Senanayaka escalated again with the Field Marshal drawing similarities between the Army Commander and Idi Amin because of their choice of ‘bald’ hairstyle.
“The Army Commander acts with a distorted mind. He should know how to maintain his hair like a respected public officer. He is bald, like Idi Amin," he told journalists after attending an event in Kelaniya on Monday.
The Field Marshal was responding to Army Chief Lieutenant General Senanayake’s statement on Sunday in which he said that no one could review the Army's strength after having gone on retirement years ago.
Lieutenant General Senanayake said some retired military officers who have identified themselves as ‘War-Analysts’ had defined the Army’s right-sizing programme as s closure of camps.
Field Marshal Fonseka told journalists that the Army Commander was only a Brigadier when he was leading the war.
“If he thinks he knows more than us, he is just sitting on his tail. He was appointed as the Army Commander not because of his talent, but because of other people's mistakes,” he said.
M. Basnayake Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:29
Mr. Fonseka, time to shut up and not show your senility
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Nilush Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:35
Immature low grade comment from SF.
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Jim Brown Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:44
The people should not forget their past. The present Army commander had been a Brigadier when F.M Sarath Fonseka was the Commander of the Army. He should not have made utterances that would affect the prestige of F.M who is in retirement having done a splendid job in the Army. A disciplined officer will never do such mistakes.
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Dillan Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:49
When LTTE 're captured Jaffna, did you fight against or run to pallali to get flight to colombo?
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Max Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:56
Seems, FM is slowly understanding the dangers of his political boss's blunders like down sizing the military under the guidance of ltte dispora.
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Ceylon Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:00
Compare sarath and mahesh appearencess.mahesh without dirty hair looks fresh and clean.sarath with dirty hair combed with oil,cream,dust looks old and dirty.sarath should follow the mahesh example,military man must be clean and fit.remove the disturbing dirty appearence such as hair.
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ass Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:31
what advise can some snob like you offer the field Marshall, bloody lunatic
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Kumudu Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:16
Fild Marshal Sarath Fonseka is a real professional army person
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bandara Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:21
No sri Lankan should blame no sri Lankan. it affects harmony in the social fabric and brings down our country's economy even a million percentage point. all sri Lankans should be disciplined and issued with a code of best living guidelines and not blame anyone on any issue.
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Sara Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:09
Both these men are bloody jokers. Add to the misery, we have another joker called Police Chief, if we talk further about hair style of a service personnel.
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George Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:22
Shows the true appearance inside.bald it is
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Sangaralingham Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:34
We all have. Different contents in our minds. Some reality mostly illusions. People of the same flock must respect each other to reflect unity dignity in their present and past actions although belong to different ranks
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Damindra Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:37
FM Sarath Fonseka's behaviour like a grade 1 student. Who gave this FM position and Minister position for such low grade people?
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johan Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:37
Both seems to be childish better pl.be as matured citizens in your talks
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clarence Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:48
Sarath Fonseka Do not crow. You should keep the dignity of you rank. Do not forget that you started as a 2nd Lt. High time to keep you trap shut.
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Janaka Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:52
These people mix politics and national security, they talk in public many internal issues where other nations talk behind closed doors... this happens from top to bottom,,,pathetic behaviors, really immature nature...
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Mandy Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:15
Fully agree - bad example from top. My3 recently spoke of SLAirways cashew nuts . He reduced the image of the airline to zero instead of acting as appropriate by speaking to airline.
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Hiran Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:16
MS cashew nut case is the world websites. This is purely a internal issue to be dealt with the airline. I dont know why all the country top people are tarnishing the image of our country?????
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Haramanis Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:39
Shows the low quality of our president who has gone nuts over cashew nuts. Really poor show and bad for the Country's image.
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Casanova Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:40
I like SF, everyone knows that his strategies was one of the main reasons the LTTE was defeated, having said this, this man DOES NOT know how to speak, now I remember why my old man always insisted that i zip it up when I have nothing to speak.
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Sunil Perera Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:45
Spot on FM Fonseka ..our war winning hero..brave as always...MS RW RK AM AA RS CS do not mess with this man!!
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Lara Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:45
I feel for Toyyas. This is their first common candidate. The second one was ever more of a disaster. I cringe every time when I think what kind of a person they would vote next.
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Be Fair Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:03
Dont we have better things to discuss than this.......Shows why we are not progressing, rather sad on SF's part to respond in a such a manner. We seriously need Pragmatic Bureaucrats, the very thing this country does not have right now"
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Shining Brass Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:54
It's a known fact that a crow doesn't eat its own flesh!! But with our 2500 year history...., ours like to eat ours own flesh! Sad....!! It's best to attend to national issues and bring our country to a better place than, having vengeance at your losses, get a grip SF will ya!
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sunanda Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:16
I think our Field Marsha is Suffering from Senile dementia, He has a very acid mouth to insult the others because New Army commanders does not bring him pooja. . He thinks that he won the wore the war alone. Is he a real Field Marshal, is he behaving like one. He is a Stooge thanks Present administration he got the his rank. Not by deed. I think Gov. should consider to take it away. He should be confine to look after the wild animals.
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REEZ Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:01
SF wore the cap (thoppiya dagatta).
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Danny Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:11
I think Field Marshal has a point. In a country like Sri Lanka, a "skinhead" like hair style is still not culturally accepted, specially for a senior official representing the government and the people.
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