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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka today requested the Prisons Chief to provide him with a fan, an exercise machine and a bed, informed sources said.

The request was made during a meeting with Prisons Chief Major General V.R De Silva at the Commissioner’s Office at Welikada.

In response, Maj. Gen. Silva had informed Fonseka that will convey the message to the Ministry of Justice without delay.

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  • Zahran Thursday, 07 October 2010 05:51 PM

    Dear General, you are an example for every one of us. You have shown that humans have to face any challenges in life. You are simply a real leader.

    Faqi Thursday, 07 October 2010 05:59 PM

    Its only human decency to provide what he asks for, Was he not the man who brought freedom to our country while the others were only talking about it. Its a crying shame how a war hero is being treated in our country. ingratitude at its best, I cannot understand how the civilian leaders in our country just look the other way, when such injustice is taking place.

    Serenity Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:00 PM

    challenge does not include having an exercise machine, fan and bed!!

    Ranjan Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:01 PM

    I think Major general Silva should have the authority to provide the basics needs like a bed to a prisnor. If he has to ask that from the ministry of justice, then i feel he is not given enough powers as a commisioner.

    farook Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:07 PM

    It Simply shows he is a puppet and is following orders from above.

    Ranjan Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:08 PM

    When you are illegaly detained you are entitled to everything including freedom.

    citizen1 Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:08 PM

    Even our servants sleep on beds with a ceiling fan overhead.
    This situation is totally inhuman.

    Ranjan Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:09 PM

    Anyway I'm hoping his appeal against the verdict of the military court will be heared soon and justice will happen to him. I think there are more than ten ways to prove the verdict given to him is wrong . He will surely be General sarath Fonseka again.

    sisil Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:10 PM

    Exercise machine for prisoner? are you joking Mr Fonseka? You have not come on a holiday !

    Ranjan Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:13 PM

    One picture of the general in the prisoners jumper, he is going to win the hearts of everyone. This is the man who saved our motherland. Remember few guys with the names Prabhakaran, Pottu amman, BalRaj, Swarnam, Chrales Anthony, Theepan , Bhanu, Thamil Selvam, Karuna Amman terrorising the north and eastern parts of Sri Lanka?

    m rifai nazim Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:25 PM

    He is an a Brave Soldier with metal pieces in the body. Sisil I wonder where were you during the time of War?????

    Dayasiri Navarathna Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:39 PM

    Serenity, if you were having respiratory issues after surviving a suicide bomb blast you will know why a Fan, an exercise machine and a bed would be necessary.

    Rajitha Thursday, 07 October 2010 06:40 PM

    no need of an exercise machine. give him a couple of hours of hard labor per day just like the other prisoners. that'll keep him in shape

    Nayomi Thursday, 07 October 2010 08:53 PM

    You failed to request Biriyani (Chicken) and Pudding for the lunch and a shot of whisky and a steak for dinner, and an American breakfast for the morning.

    Prophet Thursday, 07 October 2010 09:17 PM

    Even our servants? why? Are they lesser beings?

    Varathan Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:04 PM

    What does mean "even our servants" ??? Servants are not animals or alients. Their job is categorized under the non skill type. But they are humans

    Ramanie Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:11 PM

    Already this is happening whether we like it or not. Powers that be better see what is coming before the tide rips the country apart again!

    Sena Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:20 PM

    Servants are not prisoners !

    Anura Godage Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:34 PM

    This is the man who asked the Rajapakshas to reserve cells in Bogambara and Welikada. This is the man who promiced to hang Gota. And now he is asking for a exersice machine? My foot!

    Desapriya Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:51 PM

    This is why SL is in this state. Patriotics are not blessed.

    Kalani Raja Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:56 PM

    So, you should only exercise when you go on a holiday?

    shinawatra Thursday, 07 October 2010 11:18 PM

    What next, a full-scale Thai massgae?

    s.colombage Thursday, 07 October 2010 11:28 PM

    His next request will be his wife Anoma in his cell.

    RAJAPAK-ISTAN Friday, 08 October 2010 12:23 AM

    beg,.borrow or steal.You are paying for your sins.

    Bull Dog Friday, 08 October 2010 12:26 AM

    Wine, women and song for ex terrorists. Who is joking and who is the joker?

    Percy Mandawala Friday, 08 October 2010 12:33 AM

    These requirements are recommended by medical experts for his medical condition due sharpenals inside the body. Not for fun.

    jan Friday, 08 October 2010 01:03 AM

    Are prisoners lesser beings?

    haris Friday, 08 October 2010 01:05 AM

    Well said.

    Kalani Raja Friday, 08 October 2010 01:16 AM

    That is what they offered to Karuna and why not General.

    naf Friday, 08 October 2010 01:20 AM

    Where are you from? in which era are you from?
    You may have given the person a bed and a fan. One other thing has to change, the mentality about "Servant"

    Heamu Friday, 08 October 2010 01:21 AM

    How Gotabaya won the war with such a foolish general!!!

    nayomi Friday, 08 October 2010 01:29 AM

    you are out of topic here..

    mental Friday, 08 October 2010 01:30 AM

    why not? He did the hard work u silly fool!

    kolomba sanniya Friday, 08 October 2010 01:31 AM

    how about you then?

    anura Friday, 08 October 2010 01:49 AM

    i would say MR mistakenly doing right thing, SF deserve this for what he committed war crimes

    Kalani Raja Friday, 08 October 2010 02:03 AM

    How foolish do you think Gotabaya is to claim that General was the best army commander in the world?

    KP Friday, 08 October 2010 02:29 AM

    Anura then why the exLTTE heads gets a different treatment? They were actually involved in many deaths and did actually try to kill Rajapakhas too. Actions against SF is only political oppression and revenge!!

    Aruna Friday, 08 October 2010 02:36 AM

    I am glad I was born in the time of you general. I guess you are the only example for next 10-20 years

    sudath Friday, 08 October 2010 02:40 AM

    SF is a convicted prisoner, he will have to be treated like other prisoners. He is being punished hor his wrong doings.
    So why special treatments to him only. how about beds, fans and exercise bikes for all the other prisoners as well. why only for him. This is utter nonsense. SB was also in prison for 2 years and he never demanded for all these.

    gamarala Friday, 08 October 2010 02:40 AM

    His request is not luxary, just basic needs to live healthy. do not forget he has eradicate the terrorism in our motherland. We have a duty to respect him and treat him in a good manner. If he was not in the battle front, we can not imagine how we face the situation when think of the LTTE arms recovered after the war.

    kris Friday, 08 October 2010 02:55 AM

    well he needs all these to be fit to deliver all his promises when he comes out of prison. Dont worry he will deliver promises made to you.

    Pushpaka Friday, 08 October 2010 02:57 AM

    I wonder SF gave the same facilities to over 150 Army ranker's he sent to jail during his tenure as Army Commander?

    ME Friday, 08 October 2010 03:05 AM

    If this is a challenge then face it ..... with out asking this and that ..... challenge does not include having an exercise machine, fan and bed. i hope then he can understand what he does to the soldiers (when he was at the army).

    Athukorala Friday, 08 October 2010 03:08 AM

    Serenity, Don't forget that there are still pieces of bullets in his body. We cannot treat him just as an employee of the army. He could easily retire when he was attacked by LTTE in 2005 with all the perks and privileged. But he came forward again and said he will not remain LTTE for next army commander. Don't prove Prabha's comment about "SINHALAYA".

    NishV Friday, 08 October 2010 03:08 AM

    with all due respect for his contribution to end the war, does anyone talk about what it would have been if this man had won the presidential election and destiny of rajapaksha’s?

    praviya Friday, 08 October 2010 03:10 AM

    all the prisoners should ask for the same.. even a pool

    Athukorala Friday, 08 October 2010 03:11 AM

    Prabhakaran has once said "Sinhalaya can remember a thing only for one week."Some of our commenters here has tried to prove it. We talk culture and history. Are we typical sinhala?

    Boa Friday, 08 October 2010 03:13 AM

    He shouldn't be there in the first place..... I think we are all forgetting that......

    Athukorala Friday, 08 October 2010 03:14 AM

    Anura, What do you think? Are what SF promised unreasonable? You will realize that when direct results of dictatorship come to you one day.

    Umesh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:23 AM

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill.

    Umesh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:27 AM

    How juvenile!

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:30 AM

    What a simple real leader !!!! Now fan later AC !!!!!

    indika Friday, 08 October 2010 03:36 AM

    Yes, he is the one who ask MR and GR to get ready with mats and pillows to reside in Welikada. This is called "Ditta Damma Vedaniya Kamma"

    nishan Friday, 08 October 2010 03:37 AM

    But he has done a great job of eradicating terrorism of the country, with a suicide attack on him. I feel sorry for many comments here written by many and they show there foolishness and loyalty to Karuna, K.P, Pillayan and others who attacked and killed many people and now living luxury.

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:41 AM

    What !!! Basic need of a prisoner ?? A bed ??? My foot, he is not in board in a hotel.

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:42 AM

    Servants and Prisoners are two different kinds. Prisoners are there for some reason and as a punishment.

    Cynic Friday, 08 October 2010 03:43 AM

    You have exposed yourself, Citizen1

    sAM Friday, 08 October 2010 03:45 AM

    yes, they are and they should be!!!!

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:45 AM

    No, they are will be his next requests may be as doctor presbribed.

    rosh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:45 AM

    He could ask for a pool table, TV connection, internet, a jaccussi... Only good for war but for nothing else

    rosh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:46 AM

    oh he reminds me of Terminator -

    Hewa Malwattage Friday, 08 October 2010 03:46 AM

    Hello SF ! This is the real Dhitta Dhamma Vedaneeya kamma. Suffer it till it end.

    "Hewa"

    Prabu Friday, 08 October 2010 03:47 AM

    And who led the country to the war, with all super power countries were trying to stop it? Was it SF? You people talk only about one side, which suits with your political view.

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:47 AM

    Then how foolish General to call GR as the best DS Sri Lanka ever had ????

    Prabu Friday, 08 October 2010 03:48 AM

    You are correct. Otherwise he should ask for Pardon from MR to live his luxury life again.

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 03:48 AM

    .... Plus over 5000 soldiers !!!

    Dinesh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:49 AM

    His current physical conditions due to injuries sustained from terrorist attacks would require exercises and comfort.

    Umesh Friday, 08 October 2010 03:53 AM

    Hiding in a little crack in the wall probably.

    podi malli Friday, 08 October 2010 03:53 AM

    army personel should use to live in any condition.

    wara the Idiot Friday, 08 October 2010 04:08 AM

    SF cannot be just another prisoner. He is the future president of SL...

    Palitha Ranatunge Friday, 08 October 2010 04:08 AM

    He deserves nothing.

    Top Sri Lankan Friday, 08 October 2010 04:33 AM

    I think a FAN should be given without any arguments, also the government should consider to give some exercise equipments for common use among all prisoners, he deserves much more but this is Sri Lanka and there are limitations ...........MR has stripped almost everything SF had and made him to beg for little things like what he has required, I hope MR also take off the METALS from SF's inside.

    ND Friday, 08 October 2010 04:33 AM

    Yes, funny isnt it? MR and family were supposed to sleep on mats also, if I recall right.

    ind Friday, 08 October 2010 04:37 AM

    Yes, you feel sorry when your supporters get hurt only.

    eithawaadia Friday, 08 October 2010 04:38 AM

    hope another Nelson Mandala......identified by sril lankan political

    ind Friday, 08 October 2010 04:38 AM

    Example for what ? Fraud, betray or what ???

    ND Friday, 08 October 2010 04:40 AM

    Arrogance, deceit, pride... need to make the list too.

    ND Friday, 08 October 2010 04:43 AM

    SB was a real man. :)
    Then again, SF may have medical reasons.

    Robert Knox Friday, 08 October 2010 04:51 AM

    SF's conduct as a serviceman was obviously deplorable and unbecoming of the respectable position he held.

    However, his contribution to the effort was immense. There can be absolutely no argument that he was vital for the victory and that the powers that be made use of his skill.

    To that effect, while he is not above the law, he should still be treated with respect, even though he seems to lack any humility.

    How we treat this man reflects more on us as Sri Lankans than on these two individuals.

    This whole drama is an embarrassment to our people. An undisciplined serviceman and a vengeful and vindictive administration.

    shovini Friday, 08 October 2010 04:59 AM

    Genereal Sarath Fonseka I personally salute you. You are the best. Your freedom is on the way and hystice will be meted out soon.

    Wasanthi Friday, 08 October 2010 05:06 AM

    His case should inquire by a suprime court Judge, All citizens of Sri-Lanka should unite for democratic rights.

    malkanthi Friday, 08 October 2010 05:06 AM

    If the air he breath can be restricted, no doubt it is done by now! Thank God our breath is in Your hands.

    malkanthi Friday, 08 October 2010 05:23 AM

    Tell me one person who is not a puppet under the present regime???

    vikum Friday, 08 October 2010 05:25 AM

    Day dreaming !!!! it will never happen and UNP will never allow it to happen

    SP Friday, 08 October 2010 05:27 AM

    Have you lived in conditions where Fonseka lived ?

    Hemantha Friday, 08 October 2010 06:15 AM

    Dear ind, You support Karuna, KP, Pillayan and other LTTE?

    Jix Friday, 08 October 2010 06:19 AM

    The ugly side of both sides articulated so poignantly…

    Ravana Friday, 08 October 2010 06:26 AM

    Let's donate a 1000 fans to welikada prison. We can go and leave it outside the main gate.

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Friday, 08 October 2010 06:45 AM

    He has to provide equal facilities to all prisnors

    knight Rider Friday, 08 October 2010 06:50 AM

    by the way does anyone know about the comforts KP is provided ?

    Pissu Poosa Friday, 08 October 2010 06:56 AM

    he needs all of that due to health condition, which he suffered from the LTTE attacks. and i think it is fair...!!!

    Ariya Friday, 08 October 2010 07:02 AM

    Well, if you have given the same to the soldiers you sent to prison, you can have it...

    mi Friday, 08 October 2010 07:02 AM

    Shameless nation

    Wara Friday, 08 October 2010 07:33 AM

    ..to have shameless ex-General !!!

    Varathan idiot Friday, 08 October 2010 07:33 AM

    Completely off topic!

    alter Friday, 08 October 2010 07:40 AM

    "Poojasanaye oba hinduwa obata pudana e lokayamai heta obata erehi wee nagitinne"

    sanny Friday, 08 October 2010 08:07 AM

    he is a hero who can bear anything...

    Godaya Friday, 08 October 2010 09:48 AM

    SHAMELESS NATION TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO HAVE SHORT AND BLANK MEMORIES LIKE YOU.

    Godaya Friday, 08 October 2010 09:51 AM

    YES 5000 SOLDIERS WHO DESERTED THE ARMY. IF NOT PUNISHED WHO WAS GOING TO THE WAR FRONT? YOU ............. COWARD

    Maara Pora Friday, 08 October 2010 10:03 AM

    SF behind bars is not the problem, the real issue here is not throwing the book equally to other offenders.
    SF think about equal opportunity to all other inmates!

    sandman Friday, 08 October 2010 10:17 AM

    We are sick of hearing about "YOUR FOOT " !!!

    Roshan Friday, 08 October 2010 10:30 AM

    Don't be so ungrateful, after all he won the war and made us to live without bomb fear

    lalith Wije Friday, 08 October 2010 10:51 AM

    Why dont you ask for equality from the law and ask for a transfer to the Merchants Ward? Lalith Wije

    ranil Friday, 08 October 2010 11:22 AM

    SB was in hospital

    sri Friday, 08 October 2010 01:57 PM

    why does the Gen.need a treadmill? bcs. his lungs aren't too well- doctor's orders.
    How did he get ill?
    when he nearly died in a terrorist attack, fighting for all the ingrates of Sri Lanka.

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Friday, 08 October 2010 05:55 PM

    why Anoma. he will ask for his old Women army soldiers

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 08 October 2010 07:30 PM

    Why shouldn't a prisoner have a bed? They are prisoners not ANIMALS!

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 08 October 2010 07:34 PM

    Why should he be penalized? When he has done no wrong. MR was a suspect for murder. So he was sent to prison. But this man has done no such crime

    sudheera Saturday, 09 October 2010 12:38 AM

    Thats true, he must have that because of the bomb incident, what ever happens he was a war HERO. people should remember that.


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