JO wants for SF a fate similar to Wijeyadasa

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The joint opposition (JO) today urged the government to take a similar decision on Field Marshal and Minister, Sarath Fonseka as that taken when it removed Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his portfolio.

MP Prasanna Ranatunga said the Minister Fonseka's statement on (retired) General Jagath Jayasuriya was in stark contrast to the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena.

“It is doubtful whether the minister was plotting to betray the soldiers by accepting money from the LTTE Diaspora. We feel that he made his statement with the awareness of the President and the Prime Minister. If Minister Fonseka was removed, people will realise that the government was not involved in this controversy,” the MP told a news briefing.

He said the JO was contemplating whether it should submit a no-confidence motion against the minister with regard to the statements he made on Gen. Jayasuriya.

The MP said JO party leaders would meet tomorrow in Parliament and a final a decision on the no-confidence motion would be taken at the meeting.

“We do not trust him. He contradicts the President’s statements and attempts to betray the country,” the MP said.

He said the minister should not discuss his personal matters in public and said if any soldier had committed a crime, the minister should have taken action against them at the time he was Army Commander.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 34

  • Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 05 September 2017 06:50 PM

    The president told that he do not want allow to punish war heroes. But war criminals and mass murderers are not war heroes.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:34 AM

    There are lot of evidence of war crimes. war is marketed State media is suspicious for leak .

    sach Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:38 PM

    what are the evidences Yehiya? Did you check? Even Yasmin does not have that much

    Ranjan Fernando Tuesday, 05 September 2017 07:04 PM

    In a land of deceit and corruption Sarath Fonseka speaking the truth makes everyone wet their pants in fear and trepidation.

    sach Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:39 PM

    LOL

    Hubert Tuesday, 05 September 2017 07:14 PM

    When JO comes to power protect Jagath Jayasuriya

    Ajith Gurusinghe Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:36 AM

    By the time JO comes to power (after 20 years) baby will be born. Ha..Ha..Ha...

    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attrorney-at-Law) Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:37 AM

    Jo will come to power only in dreams...

    Sal Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:34 AM

    and put sf back in prison as before.

    John Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:46 PM

    Are the JO a legal/Parliamentary entity in our democracy framework which recognizes only a single Opposition? There

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:22 PM

    Who the hell are you to dictate terms to the government. Go and fly a kite JO!

    REAL PATRIAT Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:48 PM

    SLAVES ATTEMPT TO SILENCE THE WAR HERO FIELD MARTIALSARATH FONSEKA WILL END UP IN VAIN. via DM Android App

    Hautaum Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:55 PM

    JO is only politicizing messages of SF. JO do not want to realize what are allegation on our table.

    Park Wednesday, 06 September 2017 01:51 AM

    I am confused, if Jagath Jayasuriya did not commit any crime why is he worried, why are the JO politicians who have charges against them are worried?

    sach Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:39 PM

    Because SF has violated the government's stand

    Sarojini Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:42 AM

    When will this JO guys realize that they are a rejected lot ??? No one would like to listen to them.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:42 AM

    Almost JO culprits knows they are going to be trapped, that fear they have...very soon they will see stars.

    Manuel Benjamin Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:45 AM

    Very soon they will reap the harvest for their wrong doings.

    dulan Wednesday, 06 September 2017 07:58 AM

    Dream on JO !

    Sharon Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:29 AM

    Wish MR had an opposition as strong as JO at that time...

    Ravi Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:30 AM

    JO is not the ruling people of this country. How can they talk there are the set of culprits who protected the rogues in the previous regime. they have no right speak.

    Harry Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:52 PM

    Yeaah it's not JO but LBO

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:35 AM

    Hay Prasanna, Wijedasa was a rogue, deceiver and a fellow who was up to money always, but our Field Marshall SF is honest and a straight forward gentleman, how could you compare him with a culprit.

    Lion Viswanathan Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:39 AM

    Not only JO rotters, even if anyone comes from the moon, SF will not be shaken as he is our War Hero.

    L.P. Mendis Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:34 AM

    Well said Lion, Prasanna looks like he is going to damage himself knocking at SF.

    Dennis Reeves Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:40 AM

    MR and all his gangsters are under pins as SF will vomit out all the facts and trap them one by one.

    Denzil Ramanayake Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:30 AM

    Yes you are correct, I too got this information.

    Victor Fernando (Lawyer) Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:41 AM

    Yes JO guys are in panic as they kept WR and played games and now the scenario is changed.

    rohani Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:42 AM

    THIS JO IS WASTING THEIR TIME. REPEATEDLY SPEAKING OF FOOLISH MATTERS. FM IS THE ONE WHO SAVED THE COUNTRY. NOW SRI LANKANS ARE LIVING IN FREEDOM.

    Nish Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:53 AM

    No Fonseka should rot in a jail for rest of the time for parting with LTTE sympathizers.

    Carter Wednesday, 06 September 2017 11:27 AM

    JO themselves are thugs, they want the government to do what they wish for.

    malka Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:10 PM

    UNPLEASENT ARGUMENT

    upali Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:16 PM

    Here NGO bootlickers are very much shaken on action of JO on mad cow SF.

    TONY Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:31 PM

    JO BRAINS THAT WERE PARALYSED DURING MR REGIME SEEMS TO START FUNCTIONING


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