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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka had told UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited him at Welikada Prison today that he was not even given a cup of tea in his prison cell. He also said that there was no measure taken to protect him from mosquitoes either. (YP)

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  • Jonty Friday, 05 November 2010 03:23 AM

    Prof. of madness

    David Friday, 05 November 2010 03:23 AM

    Sir, May be you don't know, we too don't tea out side of our home, it is 30 rupees now.

    Mev Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:11 PM

    Remember, You are a prisoner. An ordinary prisoner. You have to be treated the same way! That us what equality before the law is!

    RA Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:14 PM

    Most of the people who blame at SF, including those in Govt., do so against their conscience, like not lived during 30 years of war time. It is a shame for specially Sinhalese as we simply forget the past. We have become an ungrateful nation in front of the World. May be SF is not 100% right, but what he did for the country to get rid of war is much above of all.

    Shantha Perera Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:17 PM

    It was the army commeander who fought the war with LTTE and SF was mislead by UNP, JVPand Mangala. SF is now paying heavy price for it

    Dr.Kulathunga Friday, 05 November 2010 03:30 AM

    Prof G Masakorala: i havent even heard of u toooooooooo
    there cannot be a prof in this country if u dont know them???

    Oyage Podi Guru Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:21 PM

    You commenters are mostly sick.

    NuwanJ Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:27 PM

    Gota took it away, after he read Dayasiri's comments!! What a spoilt brat - the coward!
    Daily mirror I'm sure you wouldn't post my comments as all what I see is pro govt ones. Let there be freedom of speach for us!

    shm Friday, 05 November 2010 03:41 AM

    Most probably SF would have said very casually that he is not getting even a tea and the cell is full of mosquitoes. This opportunist Ranil is making a mockery of SF out of that.

    ruwani Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:31 PM

    Srilaneka is full of ungreatful ppl. Sure he slept under trees & suffered discomfort during the war. NOW there is peace which HE fought hard & got for us & he's 60 years old & he's a sick man. How dare the GOSL do this to him while they treat KP like a honoured! guest!Where is justice ? where is gratitude ? Shame on srilanka! shame of Asia!

    Falnker Friday, 05 November 2010 03:44 AM

    Have u ever slept under a tree?? Dont talk like a fool... and that is the respect for all armed forces you have??? TYPICAL SRI LANKAN...

    PLEASE do not talk about things that you dont know about.. UNGRATEFUL person

    Third Upire Friday, 05 November 2010 03:47 AM

    Plight of the university education and the quality of some of the outputs from the uni system can be explained if this gentleman(?) is a professor teaching students in Sri Lanka. One may have a political bias but if one is an academic one needs to exercise balanced judgment that takes relevant factors into consideration.

    banda Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:35 PM

    last week Mangala said that SF prepared tea for him. These are just political jokes. please don't compare SF the dirty politician and SF the war hero.

    USK Friday, 05 November 2010 03:49 AM

    well said professor

    no tea Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:39 PM

    You get no tea.. you naughty..

    Modawansa Friday, 05 November 2010 04:15 AM

    What is his problem?The people in the North even have no water to drink.If the cost of living goes up like this the whole population will not be able to drink tea.

    Riz Thursday, 04 November 2010 06:10 PM

    What SF has done after the war is wrong. We all know that well. But MR shouldn't have done like this for him as SF was willing to sacrifice his life even. Without him MR wouldn't have won the war.

    Modawansa Friday, 05 November 2010 04:18 AM

    First he will ask for plain tea.If it is given given then he will ask for milk tea.If that is also provided he will ask for capachino.Finally he will ask for "Chivas Regal".Disgraceful fellow.

    sinha ranasinha Friday, 05 November 2010 04:19 AM

    Do you remember you offered a cup of tea to Dayasiri Jayasekara :)

    AH Friday, 05 November 2010 04:32 AM

    pls ask SF where he knows the meaning of "GRATITUDE"

    AH Friday, 05 November 2010 04:35 AM

    how come only he is called "war hero". you mean navy & airforce commanders did nothing.. hw abt Denzil, hasalaka Gamini etc,.pls wake up from your deep sleep

    Cynic Friday, 05 November 2010 04:42 AM

    Cammando? With Professors like this, no wonder Sri Lanka is in a mess.

    Galibba Thursday, 04 November 2010 06:58 PM

    you are a true ungrateful srilanakn.you cant be a prof, i think you are pretending to be a prof. you are a headless politician.

    Galibba Thursday, 04 November 2010 06:59 PM

    well said.tahts true

    Rohan Friday, 05 November 2010 09:05 AM

    When Dayasiri visited SF,he prepared tea for him. Why not for Ranil ? SF does not like Ranil visit him. This is all Ranil's story like 'thoppigla'

    NuwanJ Thursday, 04 November 2010 07:22 PM

    One day mahinda, gota, Jagath J or their children will get the same treatment.Wait and see.This is Sri Lanka.

    chintha Friday, 05 November 2010 05:09 AM

    oh thats before the Megastar!!!...

    unl Friday, 05 November 2010 05:11 AM

    what factors ?

    polkiccha Thursday, 04 November 2010 07:34 PM

    A Lion will never drink tea even if he is caged.
    The kola nobothi sinha pataw.

    Mohamed Friday, 05 November 2010 05:27 AM

    Is this what our Buddhist Country teaches? A one time great war hero which this Govt was praising, now this same war hero is suffering in Jail. The Govt should be ashamed of itself.

    Ranjith Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:16 PM

    At least there are few grateful politicians in the country where heroes are made to like traitors by ungrateful traitors

    cheeya Friday, 05 November 2010 05:31 AM

    no tea served in Sri Lankan Politics, how about a Lion?

    coffee? Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:19 PM

    just to clarify,
    Are they giving back coffee (may be without sugar), instead?

    KD Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:24 PM

    I've never heard of Prof. G.Masakorala. Does that mean your doctorate is not valid? though I have some doubt after reading your comment.

    prof. B. I. Ijja Friday, 05 November 2010 05:41 AM

    greed got him there as he was up against more power greedy people.. i guess a prison is a prison.. no tea no nets

    Musthafa Friday, 05 November 2010 05:45 AM

    during the war tamils did not find water also

    ND Friday, 05 November 2010 03:31 PM

    KP was terrorist turned tame tiger. SF is hero turned traitor. Cant you see the difference?

    ND Friday, 05 November 2010 03:32 PM

    You mean no-tea? heheheh

    Gayana Silva Friday, 05 November 2010 05:49 AM

    Sf you are in the Jail not in a 2 star hotel.

    For your luck you are now old otherwise you could have receive some interesting treatments.

    upul Friday, 05 November 2010 05:49 AM

    What a ungreatful nation we are??

    Shame!!!

    YURI Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:28 PM

    Well, Thousand of tamils had no life. its HUNTS you now.. more ot come please be Strong..

    LCHQ Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:49 PM

    A cup of tea is a basic need for a human. If even SF don't get it in cell,No wonder about others.Plz look in to that officers.

    robinson Friday, 05 November 2010 10:01 AM

    Yes, you are right. Absolutely right. It is very pathetic. But we are talking about DEMOCRACY highly.

    Aliya Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:57 PM

    Moaning as he cannot make some deals. Son-in-Law is hiding. Should he not come out and help this innocent man.

    Kotiya Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:03 PM

    SF will love that suggestion to get a cup of tea from a maid. Ha! Ha! he will think of his army days!!!

    Rola Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:12 PM

    The sad part is every one is trying to become Professors.
    Professorial lecturers should be using their time wisely.

    ada Friday, 05 November 2010 06:19 AM

    Dear SF,
    I honor your for the service you have rendered to free this country from the clutches of terrorism. I truly and honestly am grateful to your from the bottom of my heart.
    But pls stop provoking Sri Lanakans, poor University Students and the Monks for an opposition allied terrorism.
    I neither blame JVP not UNP , i blame your wife who masterminded your fate. Let alone where is she now ..

    Silva Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:15 PM

    As always. Don't the public know who Ranil is?

    Panchi Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:16 PM

    It's in US and the kettle is boiling.

    Podi Wije Friday, 05 November 2010 06:33 AM

    that's not bcoz of mosquitoes. how could he offer tea to this guy... he is the one who has shown the path to jail!!

    Rohan Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:24 PM

    SF may be 60 but he has to pay for his actions. KP is a different story all together. In a way you can say that he in some ways done as what KP did.

    polkiccha Friday, 05 November 2010 06:37 AM

    Best Comment of the lot

    Podi Wije Friday, 05 November 2010 06:41 AM

    Prof. Ravi, well said my sincere GRATITUDE to you

    mnsmart Friday, 05 November 2010 12:34 AM

    No. his initial prof. means "PROFANE"
    it stands for profane......

    Ranjith Friday, 05 November 2010 12:53 AM

    Active general to retired Cry boy!. The tea, You served it to Dayasiri, remember? Another media mockery.

    danniya Friday, 05 November 2010 01:06 AM

    what every said and done in the past.. he is still a human being like u and me!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rohan Friday, 05 November 2010 06:48 PM

    Well said Aliya

    Prof. Ravi Kulatunga Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:33 PM

    The government should immediately assign the STF or the Cammando regiment to protect SF from mosquitoes! This guy's hobby is complaining about everything. Its me, me and more me. Like a little spoilt kid. he would have been basking in glory if he didn't make friends with those bankrupt JVPers and current loser UNPers like Ranil W.

    Sinhaya Friday, 05 November 2010 06:55 PM

    True enough the terrorists damaged the water tank on the way to Jaffna and where will they find water anyway

    Sadarana kota Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:40 PM

    What ever said and done....activities that goverment is doing to tarnish SF's image is making people give more sympathy to SF...

    Democracy in action.

    Reality Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:41 PM

    Was this not the man who claimed that he slept under trees, in the most adverse condition during the war and that being in prison was nothing compared to that. What is he moaning about now?

    Professor Jhonbaas Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:42 PM

    Aney aney professor..Did you feel jelous.Dont try get involve in such petty things if u r a rela prof.

    herath Friday, 05 November 2010 11:42 AM

    RW, JVP and Sf himself want SF to stay in the prison for political capitalization. Government will have a difficult time to get SF out of the Prison. Best passages may be to offer SF a USA prison that set for top level white collar convicts by USA where they live in luxury and still serve the world on good things or set SF free on a Presidential pardon. Good for the country and good for the people. SF had enough bitter political ride so far. He is a Sri Lankan after all.

    Capsule Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:45 PM

    one of Ungrateful, stupid citizen of this country...Pls refer the dictionary and find out the meaning of the word "GRATITUDE"...

    nadarajah Friday, 05 November 2010 01:28 AM

    RETRIBUTION AT ITS BEST

    Rajitha Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:45 PM

    okay send a maid to welikada to prepare tea for SF

    CW Friday, 05 November 2010 07:10 AM

    When Gayantha visited SF made tea for him. Ranil is not worth a cup of tea. What a world.

    lulu Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:49 PM

    rajitha, why won't you do it??

    Prof. G.Masakorala Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:52 PM

    I have never heard of Prof. Ravi Kulatunga.

    He must have read for his doctorate at the same institution as Hon. Dr. Mervin Silva!

    Four Eyes Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:53 PM

    Did someone tell him there was room-service in prison? Must have been the same people who told him he could win the presidential election.

    Sarath Friday, 05 November 2010 07:21 PM

    That Mega star MP went to jail to see SF and told SF made tea for him, and that could have made the govt. to take all back. MP is resposnsible for his irresponsible disclousre, and now SF is suffering

    bernard Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:59 PM

    Ranil is trying to gain some political mileage by visiting the General. He must be disappointed he didn't get a cup of tea from the General and uttered this comment. No political party can come to power as long as there are weak leaders. None of the SL political parties have strong, charismatic, honest leaders except SF and that's why he is kept in a prison.

    Kalani Raja Friday, 05 November 2010 02:11 AM

    What a disgrace !! The world's best Army Commander is not even given a cup of tea.

    Lamaya Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:03 PM

    Didnt Dayasiri say SF made his a cup of tea from his electric kettle and that he has all the newspapers and a television? So what is SF going on about now? Hey mosquitoes bite us too...so does that mean the government has to take action for that too? Stop complaining!

    siril Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:06 PM

    I am sure you didn't have chance to sleep under the tree. Therefore, you won't be able to sleep in a prison cell. You have been living in a luxuary life that SF has never gone through.
    why you don't have a brain to think difference between war zone and real life? lack of intellegent.

    rosh Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:07 PM

    Ayioooo this bugger is a cry baby!!! Andaagaththa gamanmai

    sw Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:07 PM

    Prof you seem to have a very poor memory, may be it is due to senile decay, please remember that he is a war hero twice injured in action and he our forces to wipe out LTTE.

    nimal Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:08 PM

    you are 100% right

    Lamaya Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:10 PM

    I guess Ranil is lying and it is making SF look bad...

    Ram Saturday, 06 November 2010 07:59 AM

    He's asking for Earl Gray tea . DVDs & player, Air conditioner ,
    Why not Champagne !!!.
    Non stop crying of this man is enough for us.

    KD Friday, 05 November 2010 07:58 PM

    Your name matches your comments. Keep up the good work.

    ruwan Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:15 PM

    i bet that u are not a real professor :-) maybe like Dr.Nervin silva another black make for the term Prof.

    ruwan Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:18 PM

    ok he did that during war time for the country ... now after the war when the country has offered him more pain than peace of mind ... he have to stress this out ...

    Roshan Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:27 PM

    I read somewhere before that you prepare your own tea. You make tea for your visitors as well. Without complaining to gain public sympathy, ask those who are visiting you what they have done so far to get you released. I'm surprised that you can not still understand their ulterior motives.

    raja Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:30 PM

    What happened to his Electric Kettle?

    David Richards Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:35 PM

    Don't forget that it's not SF who is telling such. Its RW who is quoting SF's remarks. I don't see a difference between Fredrika Janz and this bankrupt gentleman RW

    Kalu Sudda Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:39 PM

    I thought he had a kettle to boil water.Maybe it's dangerous to keep boiling water with a maniac and isn't tea a luxuary in Sri Lanka.

    NB Friday, 05 November 2010 03:14 AM

    That is something SF should have done ....He is the one who doesn't know anything about gratitude.....

    Kalu Sudda Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:41 PM

    How dare you call my loving BANIS MAMA a GENTLEMAN

    Z Fernando Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:42 PM

    Is it becoming a hobby of politicians to pay regular visits to SF in prison cell?

    no tea Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:44 PM

    Is this guy in a prison or on a vacation. You get the same rights as every other prisoner buddy. You tried to excute our defence secretary and military cupe my mother land. This is what you get for it.

    sunil p Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:47 PM

    He should ask Ranil to bring a cup of black coffee (without sugar) .


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