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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today urged the President and the Prime Minister to remove Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his portfolio on the grounds that he was a disgrace to the principles of good governance.

He said the minister was covering up those involved in fraud and corruption contradicting the government’s pledges to take action against such offenders.

“Minister Rajapakshe is a disgrace to the government that was set up to bring about good governance. The President and the Prime Minister should make sure that he is removed from his portfolio before the victory gained on January 8 is ruined and justice ensured,” the Field Marshal said.

He said the minister was white-washing the Rajapaksas so that he could change sides in the future because he would not be able to win an election with UNP votes again.

The Field Marshal responding to the minister who coined the term ‘Wel Vidane’ in Sinhala for the rank of Field Marshal said it was not an insult to him but to the President who decorated him with that title.

Rejecting an allegation made by the minister that the Field Marshal collected a sum of Rs.2,000 million for the presidential election at which he contested, he said he received only Rs.250 million for the election and spent it for his election campaign.

Field Marshal said it was not the minister who helped him to enter politics as claimed by him but by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and some others.

“I saw the minister only after handing over my nominations. The minster says he gave me a dozens of national costumes. He came after me with a bag of national costumes but I did not take it and asked my security guard to take it feeling pity on him. But they were not of good quality or made to meassure,” he said.

Field Marshal Fonseka said if the minister had not taken money he earned as a politician, he should reveal how he earned money to construct huge buildings and live like a millionaire and added that he could not earn such a huge amount of money by working as a lawyer.

He said Rakna Lanka Chairman phoned him three days after the presidential election and offered to bear all cost of the Democratic Party for the general election but that he asked him to contribute it to construct an office for the party saying that he would not condone corruption.

“If he offered to help a minor party like us, we could imagine how he might have offered to help other parties,’ the Field Marshal said.

He said 2,000 out of the 4,000 employees of the Rakna Lanka were army deserters who left the army illegally and were employed at low salaries with the protection of the then defense secretary.

The Field Marshal said investigations into the Avant Garde should continue despite its operations being taken over by the Si Lanka Navy. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • TRUE MAN Saturday, 14 November 2015 08:43 AM

    NOW TRUTH BECAME TO OVER FLOW ALL OF A SUDDEN. via DM Android App

    J Palitha Saturday, 14 November 2015 09:22 AM

    How many votes your goodself got and how many votes Mr. Wijedasa got?

    uduf Sunday, 15 November 2015 08:39 AM

    Pls dont expose your personal rivalry as our opponents could exploit to their advantage via DM Android App

    sanjiva Saturday, 14 November 2015 04:48 PM

    Wijedasa Rajapakse wants to ruin your career,dont let him do that,he is lost case corrupt to the corelet him join MR in prison soon

    Martin Milton Saturday, 14 November 2015 05:50 PM

    Best ignored and left to his own ends..MM

    wijaya Saturday, 14 November 2015 06:52 PM

    It is very interesting to see that everybody goes for medical treatment in singapoor when ever there is a political crisis in srilanka. "rate veddu"

    Wele Vidane Saturday, 14 November 2015 10:37 AM

    Rakna Lanka might have lots of money to throw away otherwise no one will contribute to your election campaign.

    Sam NYC Saturday, 14 November 2015 12:04 AM

    Pardon me sir, but you are NOT even an elected representative, all your party members got a drubbing.. As such its best you keep your comments to yourself. Mr.Wijayadasa Rajapakse actually got elected to parliament and he is an elected representative......

    onlooker Saturday, 14 November 2015 07:13 AM

    The field Marshall is gone nuts. He should keep in mind he like the jvp was rejected by the masses several times. He has become a media joke.

    Goliwog Saturday, 14 November 2015 07:30 AM

    Totally agree with you. It was rumoured during the general election that the passport of the main arms dealer was released for oversea travel at the Ministers advise. Now it is proved that this minister was responsible for that act.

    citizen a Saturday, 14 November 2015 07:32 AM

    Sir.we can imagine if you were elected.

    polished Saturday, 14 November 2015 07:53 AM

    You are quite right all the people are behind you, sack this bloody thief and liar, MS and Ranil, if you safeguard all these thieves, you will lose the next election.


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