Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga said today that the credit for the impending release of the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka should go to the Sri Lankan people and the international community that had supported him during his imprisonment.
Mr Ranatunga, who is the spokesman for the Peoples Movement to Free General Sarath Fonseka also said that people from across the country including those at grassroots level, Sri Lankans living abroad, politicians and even government members had extended their support to release Mr. Fonseka although they could not show their support in public.
“A lot of people were involved in getting him released from prison and therefore the credit should not go to a single person or to our movement alone. There are several people who supported him throughout,” Ranatunga said. (Olindhi Jayasundere)
Comments - 23
dhammika perera Friday, 18 May 2012 05:43 PM
No No No credit goes to Tiran Allas only. According to the President only he had talks with him. Others did bull shit. Trust the President. dhammika
Jeyasurya Friday, 18 May 2012 06:02 PM
It is Ranatunga who worries about the credit. He is jealous that Tiran would get all credits..Typical lankans
SF Friday, 18 May 2012 06:29 PM
Thank you Mr Obama
jaya Friday, 18 May 2012 06:38 PM
LETS CELEBRATE RALLY AROUND GENERAL LIGHT FIRE WORKS COUNTRYMEN
Ravi Seneviratne Saturday, 19 May 2012 09:03 AM
There is some sence in what Arjuna has stated .
Mahinda R. Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:01 AM
Hey Mr. Jayasuriya, I think you do not know who Mr. Arjuna Ranatunge is, for your information he is our greatest cricket captain we ever got (like general Fonseka) CAPTAIN COOL.
Ranjitdea Monday, 21 May 2012 05:40 AM
Arjuna, You have been the best team player Sri Lanka ever had
Mahinda R. Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:06 AM
What are you talking. It,s our General's great daughter who initiated the petition to the White house that worked out and the donkey president & the government of donkeys got the pressure from USA to release the great hero. So the full credit should go to the great daughter and the people who cried for the release of the General.
CW Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:02 AM
Begnning of the end of UNF. Wait and see.
JAYATH Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:28 AM
DEAR CAP IT IS HIGH TIME TO SHARE THE "WORLD CUP " VICTORY LIKE THIS
JAYATH Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:31 AM
JEALOUSY ALSO , TO BE SHARED, DEAR FORMER HERO
junior citizenk Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:21 AM
when ever SL played inthe finals of W /cup, this jealous man tried to to put a spoke and upset the boys. now in politics; credit should go to Tiran only
Bigfoot Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:18 PM
High hope. The hope of a "so called patriot' in blinkers.
kane Saturday, 19 May 2012 05:17 AM
But SF has still not been realeased.
chaminda Saturday, 19 May 2012 06:03 AM
SF will be one of the ministers in the government. who ever waiting to use him have lost there hops.
Samanya Ratawesiya Friday, 18 May 2012 03:08 PM
The problem is not the "CREDIT", but, somehow or the other, we got him out...!!! That's what's impotent. Three Cheers to Hon Gen. Let this be a turning point for the future of our MOTHERLAND...!!!
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Fayad Friday, 18 May 2012 03:11 PM
No one is worried who gets the credit, whats important is SF released.
Dimaaaaa Friday, 18 May 2012 03:14 PM
Well done all...
samith ananda Saturday, 19 May 2012 08:19 PM
#junior citizenk, you showed you indeed Junior.
Minister Friday, 18 May 2012 03:56 PM
Yes, It is peoples' power and the credit must go to them!
sahdi Friday, 18 May 2012 04:00 PM
Captain.... well said
Minister Friday, 18 May 2012 04:05 PM
Yes, definitely the credit must go to all those who protested on streets, who got batten charged, who got tear gassed, who lost jobs, pensions etc., etc. etc.,
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