Make mental check Constitutional: SF

5 December 2018 04:14 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


MP-Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today proposed that an amendment should be brought in to the Constitution making it compulsory for the Head of State, service chiefs and others who hold important posts in a Government to go through a mental fitness test annually.

Field Marshal Fonseka said Sri Lanka should follow the USA in this regard.

“The US President is bound to go through a mental fitness every year, while the others including the Service Chiefs who have the final say in launching nuclear weapons also bound to do the same.

"I suggest that similar laws should be in place in Sri Lanka as well,” he said.

He said such laws had become a necessity when considering the repeated accusations made against him with regard to a plot to assassinate the President.

Parliamentarian Field Marshall Fonseka tabled letters written by returning officers of the Anuradhapura and the Matara Districts during the 2010 Presidential Election to IGP complaining that officials in some counting centres were chased away.

“The documents which I table today make the final result of 2010 Presidential Election questionable,” he added. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 26

  • Unchikun Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:20 PM

    I use public transport. This check should be compulsory for all citizens above 18 years.

    patriot Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:22 PM

    100% agree. Unfortunately current Medical Doctors are so corrupted. For money they will pass lunatics with easy

    Mandy Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:37 PM

    Yes the GMOA doc at Kalubowila recently said the criminal lady doctor was sober when the Police said otherwise.

    kamalhot1 Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:24 PM

    Very good point sir !

    nsathees Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:25 PM

    Will you submit your self for a check?

    jehan perera Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:44 PM

    SF may be arrogant, but I dont think that he is insane like MS.

    channa Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:57 PM

    only our PRESIDENT will PASS the test

    Rajin Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:25 PM

    People know the truth Sir so no need of a medical report, MS made the people who voted him sick.

    Chari Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:26 PM

    What do we gather from this?

    Marcian Chris Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:31 PM

    If the letters tabled by MP - Field Marshall Fonseka regarding 2010 Presidential Election is questionable - Who is answerable?

    ranjith chandrasekera Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:33 PM

    if mental test for politicians made mandatory, all our politicians will end up in Angoda

    Dhammika Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:35 PM

    Sir , You are correct . The stupid actions of a Lunatic individual has caused all of this .

    Rohan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:47 PM

    Superb idea.

    lkboy Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:48 PM

    Nice suggestion.

    Yahiya Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:49 PM

    All state high rank must submit a medical report annually.

    John Wednesday, 05 December 2018 05:19 PM

    Interesting proposal. I didn’t know the USA had such a requirement. Wondering if the president of the USA is actually submitted to this test.

    Upul Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:15 PM

    This is a very good idea. We should do this using outsiders as we all know how the things are happening in this country.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:19 PM

    We pointed out, PR was acting abnormally during the National Anthem was going on.He was weaving hand.No 2 Abused No 1 for misbehaving. Then someone from the right side came and told something to the PR, means that day we witnessed the truth.

    nimal Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:23 PM

    Good point - it should be done in USA or UK or EU..!

    Nuka Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:23 PM

    No. In the us there is no annual mental test for the president. And I'm pretty sure the current us president would fail it if there was one

    Collierswood Raj Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:24 PM

    SF. I totally agree with you. MS needs medical check up every month and not every year. He betrayed the voters who voted for him. He let both Ranil and Chandrika. What a sad news. He is now talking utter rubbish.

    Balawardena Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:42 PM

    Then we will have to swap the locations of Angoda mental hospital and Diyawanna hospital.

    Harini Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:37 AM

    Should have done that before you were appointed as an MP and to the Cabinet. Once a killer, always a killer.

    Jayanath Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:49 AM

    You have been in the army for years but the war never stopped and LTTE was growing. Only mahinda and gota appointed you as the commander. Then with everyone’s effort the war came to an end. If it happened because of you, have you been seleeping in the army for many years. But you think you did it yourself and you want evryone to recognize you. You are the sick one and please go for check up yourself!

    R.K.Weerasinghe Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:19 PM

    First Mr.Fonseka should check his own mental conditions .We all know that .

    Manu Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:53 PM

    Is it for he is proposing constitutional mental check? This man needs a mental check first,

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