Speaking to media at the Colombo High Court premises Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said that he would not kneel down before “hooligans” even after if he was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment or dies in the jail. (ISA)
You were the only hero among all other past and present military leaders who had the courage to face the LTTE wrath. You could have retired and had the opportunity to leave the country. But, instead of hiding in the USA like Gota did until his brother was given SLFP leadership by Chandrika you served the motherland even after life threatening injury. Without your courage, bravery and experience in the battle field, sir, we are still losing our military men and women and still fighting this war. Rajapkses are a very selfish clan who are greedy on the money no matter it comes from KP or loopy. you have won the people’s heart already. Sir, next time please use words that strengthen the masses like Nelson Mandela did after 27 years of jail time with hard labor to win the people’s vote. Good luck!
Surendra Nawarathna Monday, 11 October 2010 10:10 AM
This is without power as a prisoner . What will happen if he gets or grabs power!!!!!!!!!! Sri Lanka would be safe without this type of persons!
Sinhalaya Monday, 11 October 2010 10:10 AM
Today I am proud to be Sri Lankan ….. At least one real hero in Sri Lanka politics
Fayad Monday, 11 October 2010 10:14 AM
we respect you as the former army commander white flag issue, you let down your own colleagues don;t get carried away with the Canadian diaspora support.
w.g.l Monday, 11 October 2010 10:18 AM
yes if you safer now you are going to rule this country one day GOD bless you dear general very soon
pranandu Monday, 11 October 2010 10:22 AM
commonsense Monday, 11 October 2010 10:23 AM
Ha ha ha.. and people question his integrity... one just has to open their mind to the truth to realize what a great service man he has been to the nation.. its a shame hes being treated this way..
bassa Monday, 11 October 2010 10:25 AM
98% of comments in favor of SF except two three ungrateful men. you are the DUTUGEMUNU or our era.
mohan Monday, 11 October 2010 01:36 PM
Well Said chris. His foul mouth will keep him inside forever
Heman Monday, 11 October 2010 01:44 PM
Great Man and Great leader the Nation is with you sir
Nina Kamal Monday, 11 October 2010 01:45 PM
Well said, they are sacred of their own shadows - nightmare will haunt them even during the day!!!
Sham Monday, 11 October 2010 01:53 PM
Wel said sir, Still we salute you....
A history student. Monday, 11 October 2010 02:02 PM
If the Rajapakse family know anything about history they will free SF . It can repeat itself with vangence and violence . Its only a matter of time. Its still not late for MR to show sanity and sensibility.
nishan Monday, 11 October 2010 10:09 AM
I'm sure That they now suffer and can't even sleep due to bad dreams of what they have done to you. Be them like that and all true patriot Sri Lankan are with you, General Sir.
kasun Tuesday, 12 October 2010 03:25 AM
dear sir, well done you are a real hero of our time i am proud of you
Srinihal Dep Tuesday, 12 October 2010 04:13 AM
we are with you. please do not die
unesh Tuesday, 12 October 2010 05:52 AM
"ROARING OF A REAL LION"
Holman Tuesday, 12 October 2010 07:04 AM
sarath Tuesday, 12 October 2010 07:26 AM
Dear General, Whole Country and god is with you.
willow Tuesday, 12 October 2010 07:52 AM
May the lord god bless our ware hero and protect him and his family
Cynic Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:00 AM
One man with courage makes a majority.
Priyantha Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:57 AM
Dear All, Learn from him....he really a great man in our times
MagodisThuma Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:03 AM
Very Well Said !.
Mohamed Hisham Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:59 AM
A Hero will die only once, Regardless of what, he gave 40 years of his life to the country, out of which 30 years he was fighting terrorism. He was the commander when the terrorism was defeated. No one can erase that from our hearts. We salute you.
Prabath Wednesday, 13 October 2010 08:34 AM
You are a real hero
Percy Mandawala Monday, 11 October 2010 09:26 AM
Dear General - We know you are a man of word. They can take everything away from you but not your honour and respect.
lakmal Monday, 11 October 2010 09:11 AM
Tanakola nubudithi sinha pataw.
Kumara D Monday, 11 October 2010 09:11 AM
Dear SF, You are the modern day hero. People will talk about you proudly. If he is killed by those who punished him should get the utter shame as he does not kneel down before them. People should come forward to show our objection to this act. Very soon earth, sky and mother nature will reply to this hooligans.
Roshan Musa Monday, 11 October 2010 09:12 AM
This is bravery.. quality of a professional military man. whole country knows this.you are mother Lanka's heroic son General. We salute you.
Hirantha Monday, 11 October 2010 09:16 AM
Well said SF after all what you and forces did to the country we will not forget.
Chuti Malli Monday, 11 October 2010 09:17 AM
That's the S.P.I.R.I.T. Sir! We're always with you! And the Hooligans will go down soon!!!
GT Monday, 11 October 2010 09:17 AM
That's a REAL hero
US Monday, 11 October 2010 09:19 AM
H E R O
Jayantha Monday, 11 October 2010 09:20 AM
Well said Sir.
Sri Lankan Monday, 11 October 2010 09:21 AM
Well Said....It is much better to die holding your head high... rather than giving up your soul.. The hooligans are under pressure...now
indika Monday, 11 October 2010 09:23 AM
As you wish, Sir !!! JVP too, very happy with you decision as they they have lifetime slogan with them to survive in the political arena.
nish Monday, 11 October 2010 09:23 AM
Fortune favors the Brave! So be hopeful!
sam Monday, 11 October 2010 09:09 AM
Harshani Monday, 11 October 2010 09:34 AM
That's Our HERO!!!! He can win this Game!
Holman Monday, 11 October 2010 09:35 AM
Well said, Sir.
chris Monday, 11 October 2010 09:39 AM
OK..get ready to be in the prison forever with your filthy mouth...Good luck General..
Padma Monday, 11 October 2010 09:40 AM
We don’t have much vocabulary wards to explain about you Sir General, what an exceptional character you have (incredible )…We love you we love too much .let them play their own, one day will teach a good lesson to them either you or true sri lanken
jayam Monday, 11 October 2010 09:42 AM
WELL SAID SIR!!!
lankaman Monday, 11 October 2010 09:43 AM
you are the real hero sir, may God bless you
sri lanken Monday, 11 October 2010 09:47 AM
Dear honorable sir, We sri lanken pay utmost respect to you. No doubt you’re our real hero.... we vote other party at election but reality collapse our mind. Live Terrorist enjoying what they want .our hero in jail... we made the mistake sir. Our feeling has no meaning now but suffering day by day... we pray for you sir...
Bluff Bluff Monday, 11 October 2010 09:50 AM
Even in hunger, lions do not eat grass!
Kaushalya Gurudeniya Monday, 11 October 2010 09:52 AM
Even though I'm not agree with your political views, I'm really proud of you.
Kalu Arachchi Monday, 11 October 2010 10:00 AM
Barvo Commander !!, Peace loving democrats are behind you.
nagasena Monday, 11 October 2010 10:06 AM
Atleast you said "General"
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