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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) on Tuesday welcomed the statement made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka that Sri Lankan security forces had committed war crimes against Tamils during and after the war ended.

Issuing a statement, the TGTE said ‘confirmation of war crimes by Sri Lankan forces comes after eight years of denial by successive Sri Lankan Governments that no war crimes were committed and calling Sri Lankan forces ’War Heroes’.

“Sri Lankan Government rewarded ex-servicemen with senior Government positions, including appointing Field Marshal Fonseka as the Minister for Regional Development and General Jagath Jayasuriya as the Ambassador to Brazil,” the statement said.

It said Field Marshal Fonseka’s confession to war crimes committed by forces under his command came on September 1 and said that he has information about General Jayasuriya committing war crimes and that he is ready to give evidence.

“I know he committed Crimes and I am ready to testify before a proper investigation. He committed crimes during and after the end of the war. I have a lot of information,” the TGTE said quoting Minister Fonseka.

It said the minister went on to say that war crimes were committed even after the war ended.

“Minister Fonseka also said that he had information regarding other ‘Officers who committed crimes’. We urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNHRC and others to act swiftly to bring perpetrators of these international crimes to face justice. UN should not miss this opportunity,” it said.

  Comments - 19

  • max Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:50 PM

    I felt those days, imprisoned of SF was wrong. Now I feel, I was wrong!

    YAHIYA Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:17 PM

    you may wrong but law

    ceylon Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:55 PM

    whoever said it does not matter as far as information are true.give double punishment for such criminals for misusing authority to do crimes. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:57 PM

    in srilanka uniformed criminals from police and military are doing crimes not only during war times but daily daily newspapers enough to know. via DM Android App

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:59 PM


    Vinil Almeida Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:01 PM

    ..but you have seen that cartoon Cat-dog right ?

    Casanova Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:40 PM

    Bro, no matter whether you are a Lion or a Tiger, when the money talks everyone and everything surrenders.

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:13 PM

    UN must act immediately to start investigations against the sl army personnel based on the statement of cabinet minister Sarath fonseka. Same time UN must not hesitate to do that before the LG pools to be held in sri lanka if they are really worried over HR violations.

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:15 PM

    UNP at least now must understand that they are milk feeding a Poisonous snake in Sarath fonseka

    karthik Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:15 PM

    TGTE you welcome SF's Statement and now the joint opposition will make use of your statement to show their patrioism.

    Rasheed Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:44 PM

    Yes, he will called traitor who supported LTTE.

    Vinil Almeida Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:02 PM

    Karthik boys ? Now what is the problem ? SF's statement, TGTE's statement on same or JO taking advantage of this ? You have lost your marbles somewhere in Mabole, Wattala, I guess.

    senthil Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:10 AM


    Channa Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:44 PM

    Thank you TGTE for pulling down SFs pants , Sri Lankan voters will look after him and his friends in coming elections

    nick Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:52 PM

    look at the their flag it just a ltte flag so we are letting these sort of thing to take place still via DM Android App

    daham Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:57 PM

    Now whole yahapaalanaya in a total mess. This government can't move forward like this. Their dates are numbered it seems.

    tigress banda Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:14 PM

    Sure he is their best bet after spilling his gut to USA staet department who questioned him whilst he was army commander until GR had to ask him to return home immidieltly. So now money talks in SL as always

    Mason Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:09 PM

    Those who suffered in North and East welcome and much appreciate the statement made by the Field Marshall SF. However No.1 wants to protect the General, irrespective of wanting to bring harmony and coexistence in the Country.

    Aussie Thursday, 07 September 2017 02:52 PM

    TGTE, we don't want your credentials. Thank you.

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