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By Kelum Bandara


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.
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  • S. Jayardene Monday, 05 July 2010 09:35 AM

    There is a collective responsibility. You cannot outshine. Those who come against our country should be dealt with in the proper manner.

    suwimal Monday, 05 July 2010 09:35 AM

    What he says is right. If we stone-wall, the world will suspect that we have something to hide. Collateral damage or loss of lives is always pardonable, as demonstrated by USA in Afganistan & Iraq.

    ind Monday, 05 July 2010 09:36 AM

    As usual he is changing his coulors !!!!

    Bluff Bluff Monday, 05 July 2010 09:57 AM

    A man who advised the general public to surround the UN Office and take the staff as prisoner and reconfirmed his statement is talking about justice and fair play. What a joke!

    thusitha Monday, 05 July 2010 09:58 AM

    so no white flag this time? Is Kalawadda a protected species?

    SF Monday, 05 July 2010 10:00 AM

    General Fonseka, the TRUE HERO!! We all Love You Sir, we will never Forget You, as we owe our lives to you..

    lionel Monday, 05 July 2010 10:22 AM

    If Gen Fonseka's words are like Bible truth then what he say now should be accepted.

    SW Monday, 05 July 2010 10:32 AM

    SF led the war, he knows what he is saying, let him handle it. Problem starts when every Tom, Dick and Harry tries to put their two cents worth.

    Unesh Fernando Monday, 05 July 2010 10:38 AM

    Well said general, you are still our hero and will remain our hero forever.

    Abey Monday, 05 July 2010 10:40 AM

    Finally making some progress.

    bash Monday, 05 July 2010 10:47 AM

    There is a difference between going against the country and going against the regime... The majority of Sri Lankans have got this mixed up and confused.

    thishya.weragoda Monday, 05 July 2010 11:07 AM

    Can't this General make up his mind and stick to one story without changing it like a Chameleon. His big mouth that has got not only himself but the whole nation into trouble so far.

    Concerned Monday, 05 July 2010 11:17 AM

    Sir, You are a real soldier and a real gentleman!

    Ranjith Silvaranjith Monday, 05 July 2010 11:27 AM

    And then, The White Flags will come. Aha, SF trying a trick to win us. (USA).

    Riz Monday, 05 July 2010 11:34 AM

    DNA can join the ruling party now.

    Mahen Monday, 05 July 2010 11:46 AM

    Well said General Fonseka. You know what you are are talking about. We are with oyu always.

    Gyan Monday, 05 July 2010 11:52 AM

    First Mr Weerawansa should be handed over to the court for what he said about the UN office in Colombo

    Wasantha Monday, 05 July 2010 11:59 AM

    But your rights are blatantly violated. There is no one to safeguard your rights.

    Musthafa Monday, 05 July 2010 12:04 PM

    wow- learning some politics!!!

    rohan Monday, 05 July 2010 12:32 PM

    the truth at last.better to be late than never.now i respect you

    SArath Fernando Monday, 05 July 2010 01:02 PM

    Genral Your very correct and well said

    RCF Monday, 05 July 2010 01:04 PM

    its too late to say that now! damage is done !!! if sri lanka loses GSP + and all garment works to their jobless then what are u gonna say GERNERAL?????

    Gost Monday, 05 July 2010 01:13 PM

    Sir ,You are correct and well said.

    wijebahu Monday, 05 July 2010 01:25 PM

    Well said General, Dhanuna can not be giving in to a autority which was completley manupulated by the defence ministry to hound political opponents.

    J Monday, 05 July 2010 01:42 PM

    That is the way of real Hero. We are proud of you General.

    Thomas Monday, 05 July 2010 01:48 PM

    We are with you, we know what happened and happening now.


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