Jailed DNA Leader and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said it is the sincere hope of his party that the Sri Lankan cricket team would win the World Cup final and that it would be a victory similar to the Great War victory achieved two years ago.
“It is our wish that the Sri Lankan cricketers would win the final despite he present social, political and economic crisis, “he said issuing a statement.
Chief opposition whip John Amaratunga who conveyed his best wishes to the Sri Lankan cricket team on behalf of the UNP said it is his and the party’s hope that they emerge victorious at tomorrow’s match.
Mr. Amaratunga said the Sri Lankan team has the capability of repeating its feat in 1996 where the team led by Former Captain Arjuna Ranatunga comprehensively beat Australia in Lahore. (Yohan Perera)
Nishantha Rajapakse Saturday, 02 April 2011 12:16 AM
keeping barking from overseas...
Ram Friday, 01 April 2011 01:19 PM
Dinesh Friday, 01 April 2011 01:17 PM
I agree with you. It the usual treatment for heroes in Sri Lanka
SF in Jail Arjuna - Just missed it. if can, he too will be in jail
Yehiya-Doha Friday, 01 April 2011 01:30 PM
Real victory is when you join with us.
Steve Friday, 01 April 2011 01:34 PM
Does he know what he talking about ?
Professor Wickramati Friday, 01 April 2011 01:35 PM
MR Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:21 AM
this world cup victory similar to MR's victory.
Prags Saturday, 02 April 2011 04:56 AM
SF do not relate sports with politics... narrow minded ppl will do so... even MR has not made such a statement...
Ape Rara Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:18 AM
Don't mix things Fonseka ,you just want to speak about you , who cares for you !
Ajith cabral Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:35 AM
Well this time it will be sport minister and mr. Credit will go to them LOL.
sxhabeeb Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:36 AM
Ada Deshapremi - Heta Desha Drohi.... Thats is our slogan....
PachaHemantha Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:44 AM
ha ha ha.. best joke ever. this made me remind all the cool things he said in his election rallies.
lankaman Friday, 01 April 2011 11:28 AM
hope sanga will not end up in prison afterwards
N V Jen Saturday, 02 April 2011 06:12 AM
He always had a foot & mouth disease. Sports are different from politics. If you lose will you say its Ok India helped us to win the war? typical Sri- Lankan attitude.!!
Silva Friday, 01 April 2011 11:31 AM
Good. We can put Sangakkara to jail............
shehan.eranga Friday, 01 April 2011 11:31 AM
No Needminority Friday, 01 April 2011 11:24 AM
Nishantha Rajapakse Friday, 01 April 2011 11:41 AM
We are always with you sir... this is nothing like what you did for us!
Rohan Perera Friday, 01 April 2011 11:49 AM
Just like the war victory, if Sri Lanka win the world cup, someone else might claim credit for that too.
ind Friday, 01 April 2011 11:38 AM
playing to the gallery.
Ryan Friday, 01 April 2011 11:57 AM
Pls shut up your mouth
Senior CitizenSenior Friday, 01 April 2011 11:57 AM
Aliyai Mamai - already state media given credit to Mahinda Chintanaya
Castedeus Saturday, 02 April 2011 07:28 AM
HOW is a WC victory similar to a war victory?????
Silva Friday, 01 April 2011 12:06 PM
who is that Percy...............
ind Friday, 01 April 2011 12:11 PM
We are always with you through the WEB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JUSTICE Friday, 01 April 2011 12:10 PM
Nothing could compare the victory you bought to our motherland. This rogue regime dwells on others capabilities and skills. A day will come soon where all sri lankans will honour all true heros like SF, Arjuna and Sanga and his team. Please Sanga win this game for the greatest son of our soil... General SF...
Anushka Friday, 01 April 2011 12:09 PM
You're degrading your own victory Mr. Fonseka
Chamin Friday, 01 April 2011 12:48 PM
Do no compare every thing to War victory,,,,, and please don't use your military kit to everything as u did in politics...
Yehiya-Doha Friday, 01 April 2011 12:48 PM
Yes Sir. 3rd party wil enjoy.
Fairose Friday, 01 April 2011 12:49 PM
Only if he cross the line with the boss
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