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The main opposition UNP today asked whether the government would allow the UN Panel, which expressed willingness to visit Sri Lanka, to meet former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella told a news conference that the government should make a clear decision on the matter, as the former Army Commander had expressed his readiness to answer any international panel without bringing any harm to the country or the security forces. (YP)
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  • Neomal Tuesday, 21 December 2010 01:45 AM

    The Govt will OK this, just to save face. Then they will do something to ensure that he does not meet the panel.

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 21 December 2010 02:20 AM

    @ Hulaswatte - No one is a Saint & yes he didn't win the war alone. It was a collective effort by all forces & the men that fought. In a war it is people in command in ALL armed forces that draw out strategies, etc. So show the man some respect. Before, he was praised for what he did during the war by ALL Sri Lankans.

    If the UN panel isn't allowed to speak to him this would then make him a political prisoner.

    Hemal de Silva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 02:25 AM

    Stinks or not is immaterial. To catch a fish, the water must be disturbed. The biggest fish are normally in troubled waters.

    sw Tuesday, 21 December 2010 02:32 AM

    SF is the best available person to give evidence favourable to Sri Lanka,

    Dinesh Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:07 AM

    Did SF ever made a request ? why you all bottered ??

    Nicky Karunarathna Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:18 AM

    Will SF behave like a gentleman? Or will he use polite language which is lacking? Or would he go on with smelling foul language his normal characteristic with UNP coaching to betray the country? These are the 64 million dollars question before giving him any chance!

    Duma Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:17 AM

    No it is typical western style

    srilankan Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:49 AM

    @Hulaswatte, you are correct. I also has the same question. srilanka has about 200,000 army personals. There were about 30,000 army either disabled or died in last war. How can we say, SF won the war lonely. Then what is the credit for those 30,000 solders have. Does the 100% credit should go to SF? I think SF should be given about 10% of the credit of war.

    Tissa Monday, 20 December 2010 11:18 AM

    there is no question, they will not allow them to meet SF,

    Alian Monday, 20 December 2010 11:21 AM

    He should better be saying what is good for the nation even it is not true. I

    Mushroom Monday, 20 December 2010 11:26 AM

    Typical " " mentality !!!

    Uranjanh Monday, 20 December 2010 11:25 AM

    The question should be will the US allow Mr. Bang Ki moon TO SEE Gen. mac Alister for an Interview. Mr. editor, are you a citizen of this county or are you a tourist. Shame on you for fishing in troubled waters. Your demeanor stinks to the high heavens.

    thakathiru Monday, 20 December 2010 11:28 AM

    Pissuda ?????/ Kiyapu dewal madiwatada? Nathnam thawath kalayak sira daduwama dik karanna onawelada ohoma katha ahanne?

    Hulaswatte Monday, 20 December 2010 11:32 AM

    There is one thing that im struggling to understand, why people in SL are crazy about SF? People should think that he didnt win the war alone and he is not a saint. SF was stupid to enetr politics very early by listing to others who used him.

    max Monday, 20 December 2010 11:37 AM

    well said URanjanh.....this is the mistake with our peopls as they want to get SF involved in every matter.

    mallika Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:40 AM

    Don't let this SF to speak any body bcoz this guy will put the whole gorverment in trouble

    John Tuesday, 21 December 2010 11:55 PM

    To Mallika "this guy will put the whole gorverment in trouble"
    That is what many people want and chase this illegal vote rigger's government away.

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 20 December 2010 11:50 AM

    He has not got Break in his mouth,better not let anyone talk to him,that is what happen during election and after election

    Shirangika Monday, 20 December 2010 11:54 AM

    shame on you to be a Sri Lankan! be grateful for him for ending the war!

    Sandun Monday, 20 December 2010 12:19 PM

    Good question to the government....

    Yehiya-Doha Monday, 20 December 2010 12:42 PM

    Govt. havent standerd policy. Only true son brought the victory to land. All gain with his work.

    kanishka Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:36 AM

    Hey Did not do alone.It was a team effort led BY MR & coordinated by GR.Sf led only
    the army which were supported by Air force,Navy,Police & civil defence force.If they had not supported army would have not moved single inch.
    But one thing sure among the peopl of that winning team only sf betrayed the county by saying white flag story..

    lk Monday, 20 December 2010 12:42 PM

    Thanks for admitting....

    sdcsdc Monday, 20 December 2010 01:30 PM

    Ur name says it all.

    Rohini Monday, 20 December 2010 02:02 PM

    However, he is in line to be charged for war crimes anyway.

    dfasdda Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:15 AM

    Shouldn't the important question be "will he tell the truth?"

    John Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:04 AM

    To Sri Lankan, That is what exactly SF said. War was not won by MR and his thugs. It was done by our heroic forces lead by SF.

    Gayan Monday, 20 December 2010 03:21 PM

    Why? Is he a member of the LLRC?.

    desilva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:25 AM

    H, I keep wondering about it all the time! Irrational, illogical, against all national or local interests to go on this way. But people do. I guess their hatred for Mahinda, for whatever, class, race, whatever reason trumps logic. All the time. Its like SF has given these people some 'ina beheth'

    charlie Monday, 20 December 2010 03:30 PM

    He will create and tell any story to discredit current government leaders and the country.

    desilva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:27 AM

    Sri Lanka is a democracy. We dont need to prove such things to anyone. Especially to the US which is not a real democracy anyways.

    desilva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:29 AM

    :) Oh yes, definitely no one better that SF to safeguard our national interests.

    desilva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:29 AM

    Truth and SF ( or principles and SF) dont seem to go hand in hand.

    Ezhilini Monday, 20 December 2010 03:47 PM

    If nothing happened wrong, Why the govt worries?

    Alian Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:33 AM

    Can you please explian what this typical " "mentality means......

    citizen1 Monday, 20 December 2010 05:57 PM

    This will be their opportunity to prove that this is a democratic country...or not. But those zillion cut outs in Colombo might give it away!!

    Chandra Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:17 AM

    Same person told in media brief that any fool can fight with war(Onaa Gonekuta Puluwan yudda karanta)

    Ari Monday, 20 December 2010 06:51 PM

    This is just talk with intention to gain political mileage and need not be taken seriously!

    John Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:29 AM

    To Nicky, SF is a betrayer but Karuna , KP , Pilliyan, Daya Master all are Patriots

    Amarapala Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:35 AM

    Do you live in Sri Lanka Charlie

    Truth Exposed Tuesday, 21 December 2010 12:01 AM

    Why should the govt allow SF to meet the Panel, knowing it will get into more trouble if new information on war crimes come out?


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