Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka has warned the government not to trust former LTTE Chief Arms Procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) as he is a terrorist and could mislead investigations into the activities of the LTTE.
Questioning as to why the government had failed to take legal action against KP despite it being several months since his arrest, General Fonseka said that the government’s interest in working with the former LTTE Leader was demoralizing for all the security forces who had lost their lives in the war and it was a shame that the government was failing to put him in jail.
“This man has large amounts of money in his possession. Maybe this is why the government is not filing legal action against him or putting him in jail. It is a shame because so many war heroes like Brigadiers and Generals are behind bars today while the terrorists are enjoying,” General Fonseka told Daily Mirror online adding, “KP cannot be trusted.”
A year after the war, KP is now assisting the government to get the Tamil Diaspora involved in the post conflict developments in Sri Lanka and also in the reconciliation process, a move which has been snubbed by the Tamil National Alliance and large sections of the Tamil Diaspora.
KP had also traveled to the north last week to accompany a delegation of the Tamil Diaspora, a move which was strongly objected by the JVP who raised questions why General Sarath Fonseka was being not allowed to travel overseas for the Inter Parliamentary Union sessions on the grounds that he is being held on non-bailable offences, but Pathmanathan was able to travel to the north when he was being held for more serious offences. (Daily Mirror online)
He knows what he is talking, those who enjoyed the luxury of air con offices during the war do not know who this is KP, they are taking him to hit his jackpot, without considering the real threat and as rightly GSF said no respect to fallen war heroes??
SB Friday, 02 July 2010 08:13 AM
Former President R. Premadasa got cheated by LTTE and now MR & Company is getting cheated by KP. Trust what SF says and think twice.
parachitavinayane Thursday, 01 July 2010 10:53 PM
ane yako Thursday, 01 July 2010 09:56 PM
SF SAVED Sri Lanka and he doesn't want to see it giving-in to terrorists again!
kali p Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:16 PM
Listen to SF ... the man knows what he's talking about!
officer Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:45 PM
You are absolutely correct!
deen Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:55 PM
how smart you are...
sanka Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:45 PM
We have no say, helpless. we hope gov. will take the correct decision without delay.
MagodisThuma Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:21 PM
KP is a Gold Mine !.
KD Thursday, 01 July 2010 01:10 PM
And I salute you for saluting SF!
Ravi Thursday, 01 July 2010 08:16 AM
General's credibility was proved in the presidential election. First you try to prove that you are not involved in any shady arms dealings and come out of prison,then advise the government on what to do.
ashan galaboda Thursday, 01 July 2010 08:00 AM
I think the government is smart than Fonseka thinks. if they could arrest him within weeks after the LTTE finished, I think we don't need your 'political' comments.
citizen Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:42 AM
Better to listen to him
Concerned citizen Thursday, 01 July 2010 06:06 AM
It appears KP has earned the wrath of the Tamil community for working closely with the govt. Under the circumstances, expecting KP to bring about national reconciliation is just another story doled out by the government for the consumption of gullible Sinhala community.
Munas Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:44 AM
You are right. But we can't do anything.
Tharaka Chanaka Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:44 AM
dear sir, i salute you!
Sena2 Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:43 AM
One of the most challenging tasks that currently confront the nation is the need to effectively foster and carry forward the process of national reconciliation and integration and reconstruction. Securing the positive involvement of the influential diaspora community in this all important national task is of critical significance. If we can use the resource that is KP to achieve that noble objective at least in some measure, is it wise for us to refrain from doing so?
Lanke Banda Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:23 AM
Think the govt should place a certain amount of trust but not go overboard where KP is concerned. If KP is a link to win the Tamils into non violent thinking then good may come out of the Govt thinking.
Mohammed Shifan Kari Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:15 AM
Genaral, You love our mother land.. thanking you Mohammed Shifan Kariyapper
citizen1 Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:03 AM
KP is dangling a carrot! And our friends are drooling eagerly!!
Jagath Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:02 AM
Government leaders are more interested in KP's wealth. NO charges , NO trial. A free man!!!!
lankaman Thursday, 01 July 2010 04:57 AM
Yes, as the General who vanquished the terrorists he may be more knowledgeable on the workings of LTTE than others
Malin Thursday, 01 July 2010 04:45 AM
At last Sarath Fonska uttered some words of sense.
local boy Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:51 AM
I warn over you
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