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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka today giving evidence in the attempted assassination on him by a suicide bomber on September 2006 at the Army Headquarters in Colombo, recalled the harrowing ordeal which left him critically injured.

He said for about five minutes after the bomb blast he remained clutching to the vehicle door. He said after the blast he got out of the vehicle and remained near the wreckage of the car holding on to the door. Thereafter an army officer came and took him to the accident service in an ambulance.

Mr. Fonseka made this assertion giving evidence which was led by State Counsel Thusitha Mudalige before Colombo High Court Judge Kumudini Wickramasinghe.

Witness Fonseka also said that on the day of the incident he was in his office at the Army headquarters. Around 1.00 pm he left the headquarters with an army escort and saw a woman in a yellow and blue shalwar among the crowd near the entrance. When the car was about 2 meters closer to that woman a fire flared up from the side of that woman and Mr. Fonseka saw his driver falling on to the steering wheel of the car while the two guards on his sides fell down.

Mr. Fonseka said he came out from the wreckage of the car and stood by the car holding the door. After the lapse of about five minutes an army officer came there and took him to hospital.

He said he was conscious until the dressings were put on his wounds. Thereafter he became unconscious. Later he regained consciousness and realized that he was in the ICU of the National Hospital. (T. Farook Thajudeen)
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  • Siri Dissanayake Thursday, 28 November 2013 02:38 PM

    I AGREE WHOLE HEARTEDLY.

    OUR TRUE HERO Thursday, 28 November 2013 02:44 PM

    GOOD LUCK SIR OUR TRUE HERO . THE MAN WHO SAVED OUR COUNTRY

    Gobba Thursday, 28 November 2013 02:59 PM

    I think its a shame that the Government decided to strip him of his ranks and medals. May be he was involved in a little bit of gilmart during the war, but that doesnt get rectified by stripping all his honors after he nearly sacrifised his life for the country.
    Bloody LTTE terrorists!

    Ruwan Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:29 PM

    We need your assistance as a Leader to give a solution for the people not to the businessmen.
    We salute SIR for your braveness and your future objectives.

    mota Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:29 PM

    Undoubtedly. Long live our Hero.

    sampath silva Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:32 PM

    Honoured General,

    Your courage and commitment to the cause you stood for, even after that ordeal is admired by everyone. May you live long. May you succeed in your honest mission to save our motherland from corrupt politicians and criminals.

    Fazly Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:32 PM

    Words at times seem heaving in meaning and tend to lose the impact with time.... but deeds and leadership will remain forever,specially after the aftermath.........

    noor Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:46 PM

    dear general, long life & god bless u and ur family....god bless sri lanka....

    LS Thursday, 28 November 2013 04:16 PM

    Well, when Marvil Aru operation began, he was still in hospital on critical level. And, at the end of war, he was in China on tour. He had done a good job but it was not all him as he always claims.

    T Wickramaratna Sunday, 01 December 2013 02:04 AM

    Sir,again your services will be needed to save Sri Lanka.

    Cobra Friday, 29 November 2013 02:01 AM

    Let me get this straight, did he save the country or was it the Rajapakses. I am a bit confused here because I'd only seen the Rajapakses handing over the arms just like the mason's assistants playing 'catch' with bricks!!!

    Nihal B Thursday, 28 November 2013 04:58 PM

    You shall live forever

    bimba Friday, 29 November 2013 05:46 AM

    I appreciate his noble service as a war hero. But not admired as a politician. I also do not agree with the government decision to remove his ranks and medals earned.

    Coral Fish Friday, 29 November 2013 05:47 AM

    Without military assistance from China, Tamil might be the dominant languagge for the whole island.

    Sinhaya Friday, 29 November 2013 05:53 AM

    A Lion who never eats Grass! We respect you sir!

    Fayad Friday, 29 November 2013 06:01 AM

    The war victory is a team effort it can't be credit to one individual

    PAsokaM Friday, 29 November 2013 06:14 AM

    He was a great soldier. We have to admire his role in saving the country from terrorism. But he could not have done it, not for President and Mr. GR.

    The Government did wrong in harassing him.

    He will not succeed as a politician for he does not have the character and personality of the kind.

    udi Thursday, 28 November 2013 06:08 PM

    very true. we had this 30 war only because without correct political leadership. other wise late gen densil kobbakaduwa could have finished it right

    Man Jay Thursday, 28 November 2013 06:37 PM

    Thanks for everything dear Genaral

    every man dies not every man really lives ~ william wallace ~

    bandara Saturday, 30 November 2013 02:44 PM

    sir, you saved the nation. You must lead the Country

    True Srilankan Thursday, 28 November 2013 08:32 PM

    Dear General, you almost died for us and what did we do to you. We put you in prison. We took away your rights and pension. Please forgive us.

    Nims Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:07 PM

    I totally agree that he is a great soldier although he was not the only person who should get the credit for crushing the LTTE. But everyone must understand that everyone cannot be the leader of a country just because he or she did his job well. How many people in Sri Lanka did their job well? His selfish attitude made him to lose the entire respect the country had for him.

    Nims Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:12 PM

    His leadership will ONLY be for taking revenge from his enemies - very similar to RP. If he is a true leader he wouldn't have ever sought the support of JVP. The country will be worse off if he becomes the President. I bet

    an s !!!kith udugama Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:17 PM

    An officer and a gentleman

    Ratavasiya Thursday, 28 November 2013 01:35 PM

    We are still doing peace talks if your life was ended on that day.Wish you long life General.

    teewee Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:43 PM

    It is part of the political carrier that you have to spend some time in the jail and it is a special qualification to be a president or high position politicians. Including MR and most prime ministers did in the past

    Deepan Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:47 PM

    You are General to me and many others in the country Sir. With out you, we could not have achieved what we have achieved now...

    Saman Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:01 PM

    First you saved our country from Terrorists. Now you have to save it from Alibabas, Drug and Kasippu Mafias, Thugs, thieves and rapists and commission Kakkas.
    Only you can do it Sri. May God Protect you and Guide you.


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