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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said that the information he recently shared over coronavirus situation in Sri Lanka was received via the Facebook and that he was even ready to go to jail if it would help stop the spreading of COVID-19.

The CCD began an investigation on the alleged misleading statements made by the Field Marshal and former MP Rajitha Senaratne on COVID-19.

“I got information from Facebook, while some in my electorate also informed me about it. There is no way for us in the Opposition to obtain correct information from the official authorities," Field Marshal said.

"I later informed all media institutions not to mention the part of my conversation on Monday but a discussion aired in one TV Channel referred to my statement where the presenter and the Police Spokesman said I could be arrested for what I said.

“I have a recording on the conversation which my Media Secretary had with media institutions where he requested not to broadcast or publish my statement" he added.

"I don't mind going to jail if it helped to stop the spread of Coronavirus," he said.

" President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his address to the nation on Tuesday said there were 1,500 COVID- 19 suspected cases in the country. This is in contrast to 200 which is the figure which health authorities have come up with. Is anyone going to arrest the President ?" he questioned.(Yohan Perera)

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  • CITIZEN Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:07 PM

    DONT RELY ON FB NEWS. THE PRESIDENT SAYS NOT TO HANG HIS PICTURE BUT HAS TOLD THAT HE IS RUNNING THE COUNTRY A COMPLETE CONTRAST TO HANGING HIS PICTURES. ALSO HE MADE A SILLY STATEMENT COMPARING THE WAR WITH THE SPREAD OF COVID 19

    Ranjith Perera Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:23 PM

    Both of you , please go to jail , since you like it there. So pathetic , there is no difference between you two and those who came from Italy and carelessly spreading the disease in the country.

    Ramuyasiri Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:24 PM

    Hello general Stay away from Facebook .It has no facts only gossip

    Nut Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:25 PM

    "Facts" from facebook? Facepalm.

    Janaka from Matara Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:30 PM

    This Field Marshal does not look very smart relaying obviously dubious and inflammable information from Facebook

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:30 PM

    Sir, you can not use Facebook data. We all know most of it is fake.

    KM Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:34 PM

    Seriously guys, through FB. When are we learning as a country. Probably never. Feel really sad about the way politicians take people for a ride, always on everything.

    Sajith Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:34 PM

    "Facts" from facebook? Like your "facts" from a phone call you overheard about white flags?? Shut up! Making lies to create panic and cause chaos is not helping the country, then again you do not care for the country and only yourself as we have seen time and time again.

    Sujeeva Perera Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:35 PM

    Mr.Fonseka....just keep your big mouth shut...that's all what we need now. Thanks

    George Harry Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:07 PM

    We await seeing you getting HANGED, that day will be real independence for SRI LANKA. Why this WHITE-FLAT TRAITOR barking and who cares him?

    George Harry Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:08 PM

    The cheapest CITIZEN of beautiful Sri Lanka.

    George Harry Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:13 PM

    His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a PATRIOTIC CITIZEN but you foolish person a TRAITOR? tell us who should be arrested right now?

    Mm Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:21 PM

    Wow you are not too bright and you lead a war

    Gamage Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:38 PM

    Can not believe this guy was from the military

    Ranjit Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:42 PM

    It seems that Talking facts is tabooed in SL

    D.W.Samaratunga Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:44 PM

    get together and help eradicate the pandemic as many intellectuals do

    Devinda Uduwara Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:23 AM

    Arrest all who made unbelievable false statements in the last election too. Attend to eradicate Covid-19, instead.

    What book Thursday, 19 March 2020 02:55 AM

    You mean Fakebook?

    lg Thursday, 19 March 2020 04:33 AM

    lol... info from facebook.. these morons are asking to be elected?

    Saman Somasiri Thursday, 19 March 2020 07:22 AM

    A Presidential candidate! OMG cannot imagine a man of his stature behaving like this.

    Upul Manawadu Thursday, 19 March 2020 08:03 AM

    Dear SF, Please help in some positive way rather than relying on 'Fake Book' or 'Fabricate Book' or 'Fools Book' . You can do more than that. Since this virus can affect anyone, most of us are going crazy or out of line. This is normal. We have to make decisions faster based on the current assessment and once such decisions are made it is no point in finger pointing later once we have more information. In that case, no one would want to take any decision for fear of being reprised later. But keeping calm and doing what is necessary to stop spreading the virus is everyone's responsibility. This cannot be achieved by Police , Army or Legal action alone. Let us face the reality.

    Wijebandu Jayasundara Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:58 AM

    SF is not a crook like Rajitha. He might have expressed what he has seen in media.

    Sen Friday, 20 March 2020 10:18 AM

    @sajith,you exposed thos individual 's character well


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