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In the wake of lawsuits filed against ex-army commander and Sri Lanka's former ambassador to Brazil, Jagath Jayasuriya, the Ex-servicemen's Association affiliated to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today asked why similar charges had not been filed against ex-army commander and MP, Sarath Fonseka.

Its convener Ajith Prasanna said Mr. Jayasuriya served under Mr. Fonseka who was the then army commander and asked whether it was because Mr. Fonseka had become a stooge of this US-sponsored government that he had been exempted of such charges.

“These allegations levelled against Jagath Jayasuriya is a serious blow to the Sri Lanka Army. We condemn these allegations by the Tamil diaspora,” Mr. Prasanna said and pointed out that proper procedures had not been followed when appointing Maj. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake as Army Commander and Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah as Navy Commander.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Mevan Thursday, 31 August 2017 07:34 PM

    Tamil diaspora can bring any charges but charges have to be proved.

    vihura Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:12 PM

    Absolutely right, facts have to be presented to the courts by both sides and the court can then decide on their merits.

    lanka Thursday, 31 August 2017 07:36 PM

    This is just like MS blaming MR and the then government for everything that is corrupt and wrong. AS A MINISTER IN THE MR GOVERNMENT MS IS ALSO FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL MISDEEDS. He would been exempt if he had resigned from the government on the first day or first month of his time as minister! He enjoyed all the perks and only got out by backstabbing the man who fed him just to make his own pot!!! A wolf in sheep's clothing!!!!

    Bala Thursday, 31 August 2017 07:48 PM

    These are GL's lanu. This Association is Pudujana Peramuna stooge. Why ask us - they should ask those who filed the charges.

    Dutugamunu1 Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:32 PM

    Ex servicemen want their former commander to be charged.But not one of his subordinates.What aset of fools

    ceylon Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:40 PM

    corrupt politicians are using retired militarymen who comited crimes against people and military by giving them some money. via DM Android App

    malik Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:48 PM

    remember how a so called EX LTTE carder in the UK promoted by ITJP claimed the torture card, until a UK judge threw the claim out showing he was not even a member of the LTTE and paid for his torture procedure

    AjithZ Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:32 PM

    Whether its against Jayasuriya or Fonseka or any other does not matter. All false accusations against them must be fought and cleared. Please don't drag politics in to this serious issue.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:41 PM

    This the very good question because Hon. Sarath Fonseka is continually insisting that he is ready to give explanation to this matter in UN. but who did allow his or send him. In my view there is no war crime because war is a crime, therefore winner cannot go for criminal charges, Every body who participate this bloody war must engage war towards reconciliation.

    TONY Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:34 PM


    sas Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:57 PM

    This so called Ex-serviceman's association is a worthless entity.

    DillonDP Friday, 01 September 2017 09:23 AM

    Agree Sarath too should be investigated he surely has blood on his hand of thousands innocent civilians

    Koki Friday, 01 September 2017 11:45 AM

    What rubbish are you talking Dillon, one cannot make an omlette without breaking an egg! Wars cannot be fought without people dying or getting injured.

    willowsd Friday, 01 September 2017 10:40 AM

    It shows the ignorance of these guys - NO WAR CRIMES against any military officer or even GR and MR. They all contributed in eliminating the terrorism from this country -period.

    Rasheed Friday, 01 September 2017 11:08 AM

    It should be against Gotta , before SF. Final phase SF was out of country.

    L. P. Mendis Friday, 01 September 2017 11:35 AM

    Honestly the War criminals are Mahinda, Gotta and Weerawansa, non others.

    Joseph Friday, 01 September 2017 11:36 AM

    This is hypocrisy at its best. Whilst proclaiming that our war heroes should be protected they are demanding that SF be charged for war crimes

    ananda Friday, 01 September 2017 04:51 PM

    Now see Jim pappa wants our victorious army commander to be brought before the international war crimes courts and sent to jail. Shame the joint opposition gang. via DM Android App

    patriot Friday, 01 September 2017 08:19 PM

    What about so much War crimes are happerning in other 'war Tone' countries now a days? Who is behind all these? Big empires..No body seems to be pointing their fingers to these 'War' creaters.

    N. Ethirveerasingam. Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:41 PM

    UNHRC has used the criteria that iCC uses to determine whether war crimes were committed by the combatants. It has found that there is enough evidence for Sri Lanka to establish a court as recommended. It is in the best interest of Sri Lanka and its armed forces to prosecute those responsible as soon as possible.

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