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Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka today rejected media reports to the effect that LTTE sea tiger leader “Soosai” committed suicide and said that he was killed during the last day of the war along with LTTE Leader Prabhakaran by the Army.

“He was killed along with Prabhakaran and around 100 fighters during the last day of the war by the Army. We found the bullet ridden bodies of both Prabhakharan and Soosai.  It was apparent that he fought till the last moment and was shot, we had evidence of that” he said.

Speaking at a press conference at his office Gen. Fonseka went on to say that the two LTTE leaders did not swallow cyanide and commit suicide.

“It’s a fabrication. Prabhakaran and Soosai never took cyanide, although they ordered their cadres to swallow it “he said.

The veteran soldier who led the Army in its annihilation of the LTTE however said that the wife of LTTE intelligence wing leader Pottu Amman had committed suicide.

“Her body was found after she had consumed Cyanide. There was another capsule on her neck as well” he said.

Answering questions raised during a hurriedly convened media briefing, Gen. Fonseka also said that the Army was not aware of the fate of Pottu Amman.
“We had no information about him but we believe that he was also killed while trying to flee from the lagoon. KP had made a statement to the effect that Amman was also killed after blowing up his suicide jacket” he said.

Gen. Fonseka during the briefing summoned to dispel myths regarding his stance on the Halal issue said that he had always been committed to protect all religions and its practices in the country.

“I have been very clear on this. From what we have seen this entire Halal issue doesn’t seem to be to protect Buddhism but rather has a different agenda. I’m also a good Buddhist but I’m of the view that every person has the right to practice his or her religion in total freedom” he said.

He asserted that the method by  which the Bodu Bala Sena campaigned was stopped was questionable.

“If they could stop because the Secretary of Defence wanted them to, then there is an assertion that it was started also because he wanted them to. This entire issue has got nothing to do with protecting Buddhism but rather something which has different political motivations” he said.(Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Michael Labrooy Monday, 15 April 2013 08:16 AM

    Lies and deception, you say one thing now and the next moment you say something else. speak the truth Mr.

    ralahamy Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:16 AM

    You are a man of deeds, not only words. You still speak, but what a reply for the question on BBS! You blew the cover of BBS with one single statement. None of the people including the media had the guts to say this truth.

    Asoka Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:27 AM

    Your pride gone with the wind. Political cyanide capsule you already swallowed but you survived luckily. Your age is not suitable to run our country now because you the one who made mistake contesting last Presidential Election. This was your downfall

    preba Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:27 AM

    you are in china, don't tell lices

    Nodrog Saturday, 13 April 2013 08:15 AM

    As long as he's dead who cares how he died. They caused so much of death and destruction.

    saira Saturday, 13 April 2013 08:21 AM

    who cares?

    Thomas Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:38 AM

    You were supposed to be in China during the last days of War. How come you can say he was shot dead?????

    Damina Rakitha Saturday, 13 April 2013 08:25 AM

    Well Said Sir......... Hope you can lead our nation soon..... This Govenment has dont lots of good but it seems they are now going crazy with power.

    Pluto Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:46 PM

    What a nut, "Halal" means "Good" in Arabic.

    Perumal Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:09 AM

    Are MR and SF competing for the Electric Chair? MR will win (and live)!

    MayIwin Silva Sunday, 14 April 2013 02:30 AM

    You should understand and respect him Madam, he speaks the truth.

    Seelawathie Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:45 PM

    He is trying to grab the headlines. Every now and then he comes out with a bizarre story to get his face on the news. Always when everything dies down and when he is not in the news, he comes out with some bull shit story. Why don't you do yourself a favour and every one else a favour by keeping quiete. Thank you very much.

    Mottasamy Friday, 12 April 2013 04:01 PM

    Does any of this matter now? The terrorists are DEAD for good. And they aren't coming back. Dead, suicide, killed all come to the same in the end. DEAD.

    Joseph Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:37 AM

    Saved the country from one terrorist group and betrayed to another terrorist group

    Pluto Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:44 AM

    Good try. You too may have won a ticket to the Hauge along with your former buddies.

    Vas Friday, 12 April 2013 04:20 PM

    Speak the truth Mr SF then there is no problem

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:03 AM

    Without your commendable effort, this brutal killings wouldnt have finished. Hats off SF.

    Nims Monday, 15 April 2013 01:24 AM

    Sarath Fonseka was the Commander of the Sri Lanak Army during that period. Therefore he is responsible for the War Crimes and must face the consequences.

    raviraj Monday, 15 April 2013 07:04 AM

    looks like it is along time since he brushed his teeth

    weha Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:53 AM

    Sensible? the guy doesn't have a clue about what he is talking. most probably all the blame will be put on him and he is just making the job easier :)

    MZS Friday, 12 April 2013 09:53 AM

    Sensible!

    Amila. G Monday, 15 April 2013 02:34 AM

    Seelawathie should see a specialist and some one should check her origins if at all .

    saman Friday, 12 April 2013 10:04 AM

    Yes Sir. We are always our real war hero. Thank you for kicking Velu's butt!

    Sapumal Bandara Friday, 12 April 2013 10:14 AM

    You are pushing the MR Govt so that they have no option to eliminate you physically from this world. Be careful. Your life is too precious to be sacrificed. We need you.

    Dimuthu Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:17 AM

    You are absolutely correct. The methods adopted by BBS to protect Buddhism is not even remotely connected to the Buddhist way which is based on tolerance, nonviolence and the right of life for all including all creatures even ants.

    Hong Kong John Monday, 15 April 2013 02:59 AM

    To think that people actually voted for this guy. He changes his mind as much as the Rajapaksas do.

    srilankan Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:46 AM

    he is not making any sense , should muslims have the freedom to have halal or not? mr,fonseka ......


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