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Government spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the former army commander Sarath Fonseka should clear himself first before pointing fingers at the government.

“The fact of the matter is that he should clear himself before he makes allegations against the government or somebody else. The fact still remains that his son- in-law is a wanted man and is absconding. He should accept that and bring him before justice and clear himself if he is so keen about anti-corruption,” he said.

When it was pointed out by ‘Daily Mirror’ that the former army commander had clearly stated that he and his family were the victims of a political witch-hunt, Rambukwella queried if Fonseka was implying that the judiciary was corrupt?.

“In that case he must first tell the country that the judiciary is corrupt. If he says that the entire judiciary is corrupt that is a different story. But if he believes in the judiciary he must first be cleared before he points his finger at anybody else,” he said.

When questioned about the former army commander’s manifesto in which he has said that the entire country was riddled with political interference, Rambukwella said that Fonseka himself had been brought in as the army commander due to political interference. “In fact a retired army officer was brought in as the army commander and that can be interpreted as political interference. Appointing him as the army commander was a clear mistake and he has been part and parcel of what he is alleging,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)
 
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  • Nimal Friday, 15 June 2012 08:30 AM

    First of all you must walk straight minister...I must say that you have a twisted tongue.

    thegalleofit Friday, 15 June 2012 04:10 AM

    We already know the judiciary is corrupt

    buruwa Friday, 15 June 2012 09:00 AM

    True SF was taken to Army Commander & later as Presidential Candidate by MR only.
    SF became Presidential Candidate because MR's mistake. MR's appointment of SF as Army commander is correct.

    Liyanage Friday, 15 June 2012 09:04 AM

    Whole country knows what's going in Janissary and legislature. So who get cleared of on anything

    Bushel Saturday, 16 June 2012 03:46 AM

    Minister, okkotama issella rupiyale agayata mokada karanne kiyala hoyala balanawada? SF balaganivi ithuru tika

    ind Friday, 15 June 2012 04:19 AM

    SF's appointment itself a political. Now what SF has to say about it ?

    Theepan Friday, 15 June 2012 09:17 AM

    Mr Minister, You were UNP one day next day you are UPFA and what will be day after tomorrow? Can you clear yourself first?

    Amila.G Friday, 15 June 2012 09:24 AM

    What a statement. When they fixed SF for their survival ,Are now saying clear your self .

    Amila.G Friday, 15 June 2012 09:27 AM

    SF is quite clear .It is the Government who has lot to clear.

    Ranjith Friday, 15 June 2012 09:37 AM

    You are watching and reading only Gvt. media? or you are a .............?

    Dalu banda Friday, 15 June 2012 04:41 AM

    Rambuk started his laundry department with his Australian washing powder.

    ahamed Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:16 AM

    if you have a back bone,can you bring Duminda Silva?

    J Dan Friday, 15 June 2012 09:41 AM

    Mr Minister, even we are not clear what happens to you in Aussie.

    MS Friday, 15 June 2012 09:42 AM

    Mr. you clear yourself from all corruption allegations first and then advise to others.

    janak Friday, 15 June 2012 04:40 AM

    after long time started to wash cloths. go ahead

    Varun Friday, 15 June 2012 04:41 AM

    Gen Fonseka has done his service to the country? What have u done minister apart from partying in Australia with our money? Shame on you!

    M.V.R.Perera Friday, 15 June 2012 04:47 AM

    What the government is saying is a mission impossible to even General SF as we all Sri Lankan knows

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Friday, 15 June 2012 04:54 AM

    Though the dogs bark the caravan moves. What is said and done the General is on the right track. First you let the public know what you were doing in Australia. and why did you jump from such a high building. We suppose you had Dutch Courage at that time.

    Justin Friday, 15 June 2012 10:02 AM

    Keheliyata Pissu
    Justin

    Union Friday, 15 June 2012 10:03 AM

    Did minister consulted the psychologist after his fall from balcony? I can hear many people are shouting minister was like this even befor that fall.

    Imran Hussein Friday, 15 June 2012 05:00 AM

    Just dont over react.
    SF didnt say anything yet to the regime, All he doing is blaming UNP and JVP.

    Jehan Friday, 15 June 2012 05:04 AM

    I realy like this statement of Rambukwella..
    "Sarath Fonseka should clear himself first before pointing fingers at the government."
    “In fact a retired army officer was brought in as the army commander and that can be interpreted as political interference."
    He is admitiing that the Government is Corrupt & Known for politicization the contry

    Minister Friday, 15 June 2012 05:22 AM

    Hahaaa. This what you call in Sinhala "Wedi bana" For people of this caliber only our ancient gurus advised "Ova denu parahata thama sammathaye pihita sita"

    Wewala Friday, 15 June 2012 10:25 AM

    Keheliya tou are correct, he is desperate to get back to jail, as he is ahero and more attention in detention .

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 15 June 2012 10:25 AM

    And a leg too.

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 05:21 AM

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.
    The general public know all about the corrupt politicians.

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 05:28 AM

    Corrupt Politicians should keep their mouth shut.

    They can play their game as long as there is no media freedom
    in the country.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 15 June 2012 10:29 AM

    He is waiting for his compensation to graciously pay back to the public money spent on his medical bill from Australia, or will he?

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 05:30 AM

    Clear what ??? you stupid fool.

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 04:48 PM

    You get pissing drunk and falls off a balcony and as a result

    You started to talk nonsense

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 04:50 PM

    Anay my sukiri Kolikuttu kehllella
    Pissu kathea karanna epa patiya.

    senthil Friday, 15 June 2012 05:34 AM

    the military tribunal is not the judiciary

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 04:55 PM

    You get drunk, Falls off a balcony,was there a girl around too.

    Chikay chick.

    Rohitha Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:41 PM

    Together we rise ! Analyse the past.

    shantha madawelas Friday, 15 June 2012 05:46 AM

    why cant he talk Govt.s wrong thinks...?

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Friday, 15 June 2012 12:02 AM

    Gen. Fonseka need not tell that.

    Mason Friday, 15 June 2012 06:02 AM

    Saying it the other way about, why not the government clear itself of the stupid notions before pointing a finger at General Sarath Fonseka.

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 05:33 PM

    Mr. Kolikuttu. Keep your shut please.

    Lal Suranjith Friday, 15 June 2012 05:41 PM

    Minister from which side of the bed did you get up this morning was there a lake full of water on side of the bed

    Kondebandapucheena Friday, 15 June 2012 06:15 AM

    Mr.Rabukwella did you clear up everything in Down Under

    Lalith Friday, 15 June 2012 06:18 AM

    Minister have you sued the hotel in Melbourne ? When you are in Melbourne one thing and when in Sri Lanka another.Typical of corrupt SL politicians!

    poorchap Friday, 15 June 2012 06:19 AM

    The fall from the balcony has made him speak more nonsence. How can SF clear himself when this (his) Govt is in power?

    Hash Friday, 15 June 2012 06:16 AM

    Y u no clear y'all government corruptions without pointing others to get cleared ?

    Richie Friday, 15 June 2012 07:01 AM

    come on ..come on..cool down..dont take these personal..

    Perera Friday, 15 June 2012 02:46 AM

    This is sri lanka.

    This is why our country cannot develop or be independent from India or US.


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