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Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said today that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka's statement on former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya was not the stance of the Government and that it was his personal opinion.

He told Parliament that the "Good Governance" Government would never imprison Army Commanders like the previous Government.

He said this in response to a question posed by Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane whether Field Marshal Fonseka's statement on Mr. Jayasuriya represented the Government’s policy.

Mr. Gunawardane asked what action would be taken against betrayal of the country's security forces by the Members of the Government.

He said the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena contradicted with the statement made by Minister Fonseka.

Posing a question MP Gunawardane asked the Foreign Minister to explain the details of the legal action being taken against General Jayasuriya and any other members of the Army, Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps in foreign countries.

He also asked the Government to reveal the actions being taken to protect the security forces in foreign countries.

Leader of the House Mr. Kiriella said the Government would answer the question in two weeks.

When the Opposition members objected saying that two weeks were not needed to answer the question, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said the matter would be taken up at the party leaders’ meeting tomorrow. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • ranmala Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:03 AM

    What ever said and done find out the truth. good for everyone

    Ranjan Fernando Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:43 AM

    Why doesn't Kiriiella have a spine to tell that Justice will be served equally to friend or foe, King or pauper? I respect Sarath Fonseka for his forthright fearless statement. We are equal in the eyes of the law unlike under the previous regime.

    lion Thursday, 07 September 2017 05:05 AM

    This statement was very wrong what if Jagath Jaysuriya had committed crime while in service? Are you all going to save him contravening the laws of this country. These are very foolish talks playing to the gallery. What SF said was very true. Investigate it. Its an individual act if Jaysuria had done some wrong. Protect the credibility of our army instead of talking like village CHandia.

    Haramanis Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:40 AM

    Lion - you should have called yourself "Tiger"!

    Senewi Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:39 AM

    Then why not Wijedasa's statements personal?

    Leo Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:08 AM

    Well said. SF is a tool used by foreign governments.

    Rasheed Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:59 AM

    All are blaming SF, why can't the Government honestly investigate the War crime. rather than just blaming the International Community.


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