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The JVP claimed today that General Sarath Fonseka, who is in military detention, was in poor health after developing breathing difficulties as a result of a cough and urged the government to provide him with place with better ventilation.

General Sarath Fonseka has developed a cough which has caused him breathing difficulties, JVP parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said


 “According his wife Mrs. Anoma Fonseka, we knew about it. We again ask the government to provide him with adequate ventilation,” he said.


Mr. Dissanayake said, “Only Mrs. Fonseka can visit her husband in military custody despite the court order which permits close relatives Gen. Fonseka to visit him. The government appears to have done this to keep Mrs. Fonseka always occupied with    attendance to her husband. Then, she cannot participate in campaign meetings.” (KB)      

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  • Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:36 AM

    Well said Wisdom...Ones choices determine his/her future...If you have earned heroism, you must know how to maintain it too. Country and the nation first. nothing else...

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:38 AM

    Is this in the Mahinda Chintanya? One Country two Laws. High time, \the Govt release SF.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:41 AM

    MR has invented nice way to disable his enemies....!!!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:43 AM

    ohh he's a good actor ,,,,

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:46 AM

    If some thing happens to him our president will say we do according to law given by British. Who is wrong? our government or the people who gave us law???

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 06:47 PM

    He was injured several times, apart from the suicide attack. There are bomb fragments still inside his body. This is the reality.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:47 AM

    Either kill him or release him but don't torture him. This is very inhumane.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:48 AM

    Is president and the governement scared fo SF? Is the reason he is in prison????????

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:50 AM

    If SF is reaping what he sowed, when will MR reap what he is sowing now.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:50 AM

    Would SF prefer Army Hospital to be chained to a bed, like we heard a lot of soldiers were, during his time?

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:03 PM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:56 AM

    Wisdom - do you think only MR and his supporters do politics in SL. Think about your wisdom twice.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:58 AM

    He's a real challenge to the president.........

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:32 PM

    In Sri Lanka ... no compassion for opponents.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:14 AM

    UNP will help Sarath Fonseka

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:19 AM

    MR give SF some respect for is achivement .

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:23 AM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:14 PM

    General ... it's SL's loss, what has happened to you ...

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:29 AM

    Some people worried when SF escaped from suicide bomb attack. Now the government help those people to feel joy.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:43 AM

    He does't want sympathy votes, but you show some sympathy for this former general.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:45 AM

    What a wonderfull country and people we are, how we payback to our war hero who rescued us from the terrorism

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:55 AM

    Even in the animal world there is more gratitude and compassion .

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:06 AM

    RANDOMS - You even doubt whether SF really got shot at and bombed. Yes? Beautiful Sri Lankan, you are!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:10 AM

    Wisdom: AGREED, 100%! He should never have stuck his neck out for snakes and vermin, should have let the LTTE massacres continue!!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:15 AM

    Trying to collect some votes, coughing is not a big issue

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:15 AM

    Mr must have been waiting for this so long.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:55 PM

    If this were another country, by now, the true patoriots and grateful citizens would have got on to the streets in protest ...

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:22 AM

    This vile administration is responsible for this disgraceful situation.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:25 PM

    SF is the biggest 'drama queen' of this decade! Another dramatic act ...

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:39 AM

    He will be better after 8th April. JP is trying to collect some votes

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:50 AM

    This is all political drama...(and Fonseka is a bad actor)

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:31 PM

    Most of our Sri Lankans have forgotten who won the war. Credit must go to this Genaral who helped to win the war. At the same time to the fallen heros and other brave soldiers.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:51 AM

    what consequences?

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:52 AM

    You mean president is responsible for SF's health issues?

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:54 AM

    There is no much time to MR and his regime to face the consequences of this. I am very regret to hear the condition of great SF

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:42 AM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:45 AM

    Where is Human Rights Watch? AI? NGOs and western governments?

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 12:19 PM

    ventilation or air-conditioning ? Come on pseudo docs of JVP!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 12:27 PM

    Ha a good place will be the Bogambara prison which has A/C. I beleive Gen Fony was very excited about that place during the

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 12:31 PM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:01 AM

    Sympathy Votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:03 AM

    worlds number 1 country......

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:04 AM

    Government should release General Fonseka immediately .otherwise they will have to face the consequences.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:06 AM

    This is the sequence of stages , he ought to be according to the wishes of some sources in the country!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:08 AM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:10 AM

    President want to take full responsible if happend anything to SF.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 01:27 PM

    The things will change time to time. He repents for his past mistakes.The same situation is going to come in every others life too.
    This is called as God's punishment.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:30 AM

    when the rueling power is going to end, same thing will happen for concerned idiotical culprits.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 01:32 PM

    Please give chance to obtain couple of votes for JVP by selling Anoma's name.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:37 AM

    MR as usual will appoint a commission.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 01:37 PM

    At least be a human. Don't show your bad hart

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:40 AM

    Oh what a 'touch-me-not' the world's greatest Army Commander has turned into.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:42 AM

    Ashamed to call this a Buddhist country. Buddha has preached to show compassion to the enemy - are we practicing this noble truth!

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:44 AM

    So, Chanel a VP doctor to cure the situation. Otherwise this will be end of the story.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:45 AM

    i think public should responsible if happend anything to SF. becouse every one knows that president waiting something to happen him.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 01:45 PM

    in a way its true. we had embargo on food convoy towards north for almost 10 years

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 01:52 PM

    Destination, Merchants Ward..................

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:57 AM

    The Govt. should realise that the whole world is watching the turn of events. Who would take the responsibility for this situation, only the Govt should and is answerable.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:19 PM

    This is exactly what they want.
    If they do this to the No 1 War hero of the country,
    They can do any thing to us.
    What a country.
    Suba Anagathayak/ Tharunayata Hetak

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:01 AM

    It is the JVP who are keeping SF in prison. If he is released he would go with the JVP and betray the heroic soldiers with the westerners.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:02 AM

    he who deserve what he done....

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:02 AM


    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:06 AM

    Mahinda should answer if something happent to Mr SF..

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:11 AM

    The treatment of Sarath Fonseka is going to boomerang on the Government.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:50 PM

    When pay back time comes, remember there is an added interest to be paid too.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 03:29 PM

    citizens of the country know all these dramas of JVP will be only upto election day.JVP just trying to go to heaven hanging on to SF.

    Friday, 26 March 2010 03:24 PM

    All rogues end-up at the 'Merchants' ward.' But, a war hero who had the 'nerve' to challenge a corrupt government, ends-up behind bars!

    Friday, 26 March 2010 03:35 PM

    British law, or the law of any civilized country is that a man is innocent, until proven guilty.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:22 AM

    If the government, donsent take any action for this, they gonna loose votes

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:25 AM

    LTTE could not kill him but the SL Army will do it. What a twist of fate.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:29 AM

    JVP, this is your own campaign in the forthcoming election to get more sympathy votes. Is there anything being scheduled for next two weeks?

    Friday, 26 March 2010 06:37 AM

    SF is a brave man who fought fearless with the terrorists.
    By looking at the comments by some people that this is a drama, he should repent etc... show how ungraful they are to the person who won them the war.
    They will learn a lesson one day for going behind these corrupt, dishonest politicians.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 04:49 PM

    General.. you should regret winning the war , for these stupid "Sri Lankans" ( like the man namesReply)who forgot your sacrifice. These people will "REAP IN NEAR FUTURE WHAT THEY SOW -NOW" .

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:07 PM

    Every one has good time and bad time in the life.
    Wait and see the time will chage soon.

    Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:33 AM

    If the complaint came from Sarath Fonseka's wife it is a matter of concern. But, JVP's claim is just hogwash.

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