Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Saratha Fonseka said on Monday that despite his name was included in the delegation travelling to the United States with President Maithripala Sirisena to participate at the UN Sessions in New York, he was not granted visa for the tour.
Speaking to the media at Kelaniya, Field Marshal Fonseka said he requested to protect the good name of the Army by punishing the wrongdoers and he was also a victim of war allegations as some have engaged in misdeeds under the guise of war.
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A. Jayasiri Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:26
Really good that the colour-vein-doom was not granted a visa. Had he been granted one, he could cause havoc with his loose cannon at the UN.
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Ram Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:44
SF has sobered down and it is good
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Thanga Tuesday, 19 September 2017 03:26
Sarath Fonseka is no saint. In the nineties when he was commander of the Jaffna district more than 500 youths disappeared after arrest by soldiers under his command. They all ended in Chemany graves. The gang rape and murder of Krishanthi Kumarasamy and her mother on 7 August, 1996 at Navakuly check point took place during his tenure as army commander.
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cheers Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:31
Thanga do not talk about Krishanthi he even bumped your killer Prabha for ever
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concern Tuesday, 19 September 2017 03:43
How could he participate at UN session ?
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Snpwy Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:02
Great news. Now spill the beans and expose the culprits without playing hide and seek. If you have done wrong you too should get a seat, the electric one.
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Monty Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:41
People questioned being having "Green Card" why not have VISA to come to United States of America.?Green Card is a temporary residence Permit, to live in America legally ,but any time it can be revoked by the law in America for some reasons .US Citizens Ship holders are the people have rights to live with out restrictions.After becoming "Green Card Holder " for 5 years only Green Card Holder can apply for "Citizenship "providing proof of good behavior, tax all paid , no criminal activities , and , main thing is correct entrance to America legally at the first entering stage.Otherwise even that stage immigration can kicked out of the country.Like Srilanka, No Minister, No Bribe, even No Approach of President can "Over Rule " the process.
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Ruwan Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:00
Now it is clear why you make that comment........ via DM Android App
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Harry Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:18
People in Glass Housed should not ...... Ha ha haaa -
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sunny Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:24
This guys citizenship of Sri Lanka also to be cancelled
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Rasheed Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:41
Yes, reward for finishing the War. Ungrateful.
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bandar Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:41
Either you make a USA in Sri Lanka like Singapore did or stop begging Visa for USA.
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Nimal Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:19
We don't want a another US in Srilanka but we must have another UK in Sri Lanka.
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Ranjan Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:49
He tried to get their USA sympathy by decalring recently that he will give evidence of breach of law by his subordinates. But failed. He will do anything under the sun to make money
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malij Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:55
Fonseka has yet to learn a lot about politics is another matter. But regarding making money, SF is not yet even born comparing to MR family and their cronies.
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Bala Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:32
USA double standards. Allow Gota and others to travel there but not SF. Why ??
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Jaliya Tuesday, 19 September 2017 19:41
It is better that you don't comment on a subject that you have absolute zero knowledge of.
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OBSEVER Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:25
THIS PERSON WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED AND WAS A HERO.BUT,DUE TO DIRTY POLITICS,HE HAS BECOME HERO TO ZERO.
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Jayasingha Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:59
The question is why the president put SF's name in the delegation? What was the motive knowing the people he is going to meet with the delegation? We have to question like this because of the controversial statements SF made during recent past. This smells fishy.
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Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:04
His bit in the collective effort in war victory apart, his foul mouth and verbal diarrhea makes him ineligible to be in the hallowed precincts of UN.
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shanthapriya Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:17
Irrespective of internal political differences sri lanka must act against US decision.
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Jaliya Tuesday, 19 September 2017 19:37
Yeah.... great idea Eisenstein, so next year only the president will be allowed visa. Even he can be refused but unlikely as a head of a state ............. whether that state is un-civilized corrupt or not
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Hautaum Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:29
US can not be fingered single person because since 1948, SL govt' leaders have created anti communal/social activity.
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Sunil Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:31
Serves you right.
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ara Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:46
Good news. had he gone he will disrepute the country more/
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Hiran Shanaka Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:05
Actually, more than Sarath, it was UN and President Maithree that had lost the face. After all, Sarath was taking part in a UN delegation, picked up by Maithree. Maithree can talk sweet things such as protecting war heroes, but he failed to ensure a simple Visa requirement for the delegate chosen by him. Shame on Maithree and UN!
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nick Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:07
his daughters living in u.s yet he was refused that shows u.s dont give a toss about who he is now but more concern of who he was via DM Android App
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kalawadda Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:29
this guy is not deserve to enter into the SL Parliament, so how could he get visa to trumpland ..
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Sharon Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:49
So this is how "Yahapalanaya Jaathyantharaya Jayagatte..."
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Citizen Perera Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:04
What about American invasion in Iraq?Iraq Death Toll Reaches 500,000 Since Start Of U.S.-Led Invasion, New Study Says. Nearly half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to an academic study published in the United States
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Hautaum Tuesday, 19 September 2017 19:26
as SF is one of the main tool for war crimes matter but theory was created since 1948 our P.leaders and monks
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Nikamatapala Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:35
Hurts when you taste your own medicine neh ?
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galleguy Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:58
NUMBA NAADAN! NUMBA NAADAN!! NUMBATA OWA HONDA PAADAM...
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Nimal Friday, 22 September 2017 10:42
I doubt that the US government had refused him an Visa.If SL had issued him a diplomatic passport it would not be possible to deny him an visa.I think MS did want to be embarrassed with his presence though MR had scoundrels and thugs who drank Blue Whisky and beat up the Hon London Ambassador DR Nonis.i
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