Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader retired General Sarath Fonseka who led the military in eliminating the LTTE said today the war was carried out with due respect to international conventions and covenants.
General Fonseka also said as the then Army Commander he was prepared to clear the name of the military.
He said he was not afraid of any experts’ panel appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to advise him on allegations of human rights violations during the war.
“As the then army commander I can candidly say the war was waged according to international covenants and conventions. I appear for the military in this case,” General Fonseka said.
He said Sri Lanka should not be afraid to face any such panel. General Fonseka said his son-in-law Danuna Tillakaratne would surrender to court if and when the rule of law is upheld here and the government stops hounding members of his family.
He said this in response to Minister Wimal Weerawansa saying that Gen. Fonseka should hand over his son-in-law to court. General Fonseka also said no father-in-law was under obligation to hand over his son-in-law to courts.