On possible legal action against General Sarath Fonseka over his alleged statements on war crimes, President Mahinda Rajapaksa observed the law of the land will see to that and he did not want to get personally involved in the matter.
The President expressed these views during a meeting with media heads at Temple Trees this evening.
About the dissolution of parliament the President said he had got an invitation from the Russian government to pay them a visit and would go for the dissolution before he leaves for Russia shortly.
President Rajapaksa also said that polling in the North and East itself is a triumph of democracy and the fact that the vote was split between the government and the opposition is a welcome feature.
“Although I did not emerge the winner in the North I am glad that people entered the democratic process after a long break and cast their ballot for the ruling party and the opposition” the president said
“It was only nine months ago that war was brought to and end. The old hostilities need time to heal. I will give whatever possible to the people in the North and the East it is the responsibility of media to abstain from sowing seeds of separatism again” he said.
The President reminded that while it took three years for the UNP government to release the JVP suspects arrested during the 1987-88 JVP insurrection he had moved to release LTTE suspects without charges, within a period of six months.
“We are well on the path to reconciliation and I am sure that the people in the North will read our intentions correctly and act prudently hereafter” he observed.
Speaking about the Presidential election campaign the President said it had been the worst in terms of maintenance of ethics during his entire 40 year political career.
“They were on record that they would send me to Bogambara, shoot Gaotabhaya and set Basil on fire in the event of them grabbing power” the president recalled.
“And at the rate they were going they would definitely have done that if they got a chance to do so” he added.
Thursday, 28 January 2010 18:52
Jayawewa Maharajaneni ! ! ! Chiran Jayathu ! ! ! Dakune Singhaya ! ! !
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 18:56
Please leave SF alone ...
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 19:32
Why not with 'Vermin'?
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:25
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:37
SF betrayed war-heroes as well as mother Lanka. He deserves legal action.
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:38
Better not comment against the rulers of Sri'mbabwe!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:23
What about Sakvithi, VAT scam, COPE report and Golden Key?
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:28
How about justice for all crimes committed?
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:59
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:12
If there is 'law and order' in this country?
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:18
Law? Does this exist in Sri Lanka? If so, many should have been behind bars right now!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:19
Mr. President, I am very happy about your victory. Credit should go to the grateful people who voted for you - it is their victory as well!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:19
How ironic ! The people whom he apparently saved from terrorism, don't like him ?
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:23
SO FAR, I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY MASS-SCALE CELEBRATION! '18 LAKHS MAJORIOTY,' WHERE ARE THEY? THE COUNTRY HAS GONE SILENT! THIS TELLS US THE REAL STORY - SRI LANKANS ARE NOT STUPID!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 23:36
Well said, mate! After all, most of us in SL are Buddhists, who beleive in 'Karma,' and the truth will win, someday! The history of world politics has enough of examples to prove this.
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:25
AS LONG AS SF IS IN THE COUNTRY, IT IS A HEADACHE, FOR THE GOVERNMENT!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 23:08
The same law should be applicable to both Karuna and Pillayan!
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Thursday, 28 January 2010 23:15
Just think of what happened to Marcos, Sukarno, Suharthoo and Saddam Hussein ...
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Friday, 29 January 2010 13:56
Why then don't we take legal action against Karuna for killing the 500 policemen...
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Friday, 29 January 2010 15:18
Law has made him an Outlaw !.
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Friday, 29 January 2010 15:53
Well, all these are just statements. The real criminals are out there.
If you want to bring justice to the Shingala people, then put Karuna and Pilliyan and charge them for killing so many Sri Lankan armies and police personals in the past!
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Friday, 29 January 2010 16:06
Jungle law will take care
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Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:16
Mr.President dont hold general election.it is a utter wastage of money please see any way in the constitution to keep the parliament for another 6 years without any election.
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