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Rajapaksa officials ‘linked to Easter Sunday Sri Lanka bombs’: Report

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Sri Lankan officials loyal to the Rajapaksa family were complicit in the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, including eight British tourists, whistleblowers have alleged.

One highly placed insider claims in an interview with Dispatches, to be aired in the UK on Channel 4 tomorrow, that he set up a 2018 meeting between a senior military intelligence official, Suresh Salley, and Islamic State-affiliated bombers to hatch a plot to destabilise Sri Lanka and facilitate the Rajapaksas’ return to power, according to the Times UK

“The meeting finished, Suresh Salley came to me and told me the Rajapaksas need an unsafe situation in Sri Lanka, that’s the only way for Gotabaya to become president,” Hanzeer Azad Maulana, the whistleblower, claims. “The attack was not a plan made in just one or two days, the plan was two, three years in the making.”

Salley was promoted to head of military intelligence when Gotabaya Rajapaksa won power on a promise to restore security six months after the Easter Sunday attack.

He previously served as defence minister under his brother, the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. They were jointly credited with crushing the Tamil Tiger insurgency but lost power in 2015, and later faced investigations into extra-judicial killings, human rights abuses and large-scale corruption during their time in government.

The alleged involvement of the powerful Rajapaksa family in the attacks has long been rumoured in Sri Lanka but the documentary, made by Basement Films, founded by the former Channel 4 News editor Ben de Pear, marks the first time high-level whistleblowers have spoken about the alleged connections with the bombers. Gotabaya was forced from power last year amid a popular uprising over Sri Lanka’s economic collapse.

Maulana fled Sri Lanka last year and has presented his testimony to European intelligence agencies and the United Nations. They are treating his claims as credible and investigating.

Of the Easter Sunday dead, 43 were foreign tourists, including many children. A British man, Ben Nicholson, survived but lost his wife and two children. Anders Holch Povlsen, the Danish billionaire who owns a majority share in the clothing giant Asos and is the UK’s largest private landowner, and his wife, Anne, lost three of their four children.

A second whistleblower, an unnamed senior government official, backed Maulana’s account of Salley’s ties to the bombers and claimed that military intelligence repeatedly thwarted police investigations, before and after the bombings. “When this regime came to power in 2019, all officers connected to the investigation were transferred out, the investigation was completely sabotaged,” the official says.

Documents obtained by Channel 4 also appear to show several false leads presented by military intelligence to throw police off the Isis cell’s trail before the bombings. Other documents show that Indian intelligence warned Sri Lanka two weeks before the bombings that the Isis cell was planning to attack Catholic churches. The warning was not acted upon.

When a presidential report into the bombings was concluded in 2021 Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president at the time, refused to release it.

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, appealed to the Pope, who called last year for an independent investigation into the attacks.

Maulana’s testimony is particularly striking because of claims to have connected the bombers with Salley. Lawyers who have brought legal action in London for the families of the victims said his account would be of interest to anyone seeking redress in jurisdictions outside Sri Lanka as well as within.

Maulana served for years as an aide to Pillayan, a politician loyal to the Rajapaksas, who met the bombers while he was in prison facing charges of the murder of a political opponent. Maulana claimed Pillayan immediately saw the utility of extremists only interested in “death, death, death”.

Maulana claims Pillayan and Salley engineered their release from prison before he arranged for Salley to meet them. “We can use them, they are not interested in anything in the world,” Maulana quoted Pillayan as saying.

Maulana also claimed to receive a call from Salley on the morning of the bombings asking him to go to the Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo and collect one of the men, but he was unable to do so. CCTV shows one of the bombers receiving a call inside the Indian-owned hotel before leaving suddenly. Hours later, he detonated explosives inside a smaller Colombo hotel.

In a letter to Channel 4, Salley called the allegations “outright false” and denied any contact with the individuals who spoke to the film-makers. He said he was not in Sri Lanka on the dates the alleged contact with the bombers was made. “I have no connection whatsoever in the Easter Bombing,” he wrote.

Neither Pillayan nor the Rajapaksa family responded to Channel 4’s requests for comment. 


  Comments - 85

  • Marcian Christopher Monday, 04 September 2023 11:12 AM

    There is a saying "That the truth will be out someday" There will be more to come out.

    T.M. Terrance De Silva - [ATTORNEY-AT-LAW] Monday, 04 September 2023 11:20 AM

    International Investigation is a must for Easter Sunday Attacks. Any member of Rajapakshe family found in any country, all should be arrested and kept behind bars. How many innocent people they killed and still enjoying a luxury life as saints. We curse the entire family, especially Mahinda

    Sandy Monday, 04 September 2023 01:42 PM

    Zaharan was active even before Mahinda lost elections, since the time of aluthgama riots gnanasara had warned on the existence of terrorism.

    Priyan66 Monday, 04 September 2023 11:22 AM

    Finally truth came out. We all curse those involved

    Suresh Monday, 04 September 2023 11:22 AM

    Fantastic . What we suspected all along.

    Johan Monday, 04 September 2023 11:24 AM

    This everyone in SriLanka with sensible thinking knows..

    Dinky Monday, 04 September 2023 11:26 AM

    This family has killed so many innocent people not only for this incident but also on many occasions. Tamils suffered most from white van saga and Gota was the mastermind of all killings. Where is justice?

    Dharma Monday, 04 September 2023 11:29 AM

    Channel 4 is dubious. Whether channel 4 is going to establish links between Rajapakse and ISIS.

    E Sarath Monday, 04 September 2023 11:40 AM

    Bomb shell dropped

    God Is There ... Monday, 04 September 2023 11:41 AM

    Truth cannot be hidden always. When the truth is revealed Rajapakshes' - specially Mahinda, Basil and Gota will find stars. Funny, Namal with all these hidden crimes, getting ready to be the President or Prime Minister..... Aiyo... Aiyo.... He may have to take meals to the Prison while visiting his father and Uncles.

    Gvallasamy Monday, 04 September 2023 11:43 AM

    Get the Rajapaksas out of sri lanka and make this country good once and for all !!

    NightOwl Monday, 04 September 2023 11:50 AM

    This is an open secret all along. Cardinal is also saying the same. Finally Channel 4 is making it international. Now mud slign campaign will kick start to discredit the documentry within the country.

    Citizen Monday, 04 September 2023 11:56 AM

    This story is not new for any educated and civilized community. They wanted the power and they will do whatever to come into power.

    Robin Banks Monday, 04 September 2023 11:58 AM

    Now the charges against this vile family is far more serous than corruption and bribery. It is now mass murder.

    Natalie Nanayaka Monday, 04 September 2023 12:00 PM

    With this new evidence if the president does not take any action he is also a accomplice in this heinous crime. Our only hope is JVP.

    roni Monday, 04 September 2023 12:08 PM

    Cardinal should be commended, he stood steadfast along. knowing all too well that God will help to unravel the truth. Shame on this Royal family who have survived on the blood of innocent people and continue to live in luxury with falsely accumulated wealth..

    Sri Lankan Monday, 04 September 2023 01:10 PM

    Cardinal must be knowing everything because his best friends are Rajapaksa's

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 04 September 2023 01:16 PM

    Cardinal was there dobi man at one time. When thousands of atrocities were happening in the north, his mouth was full of Rajapakse's pittu. It was only Rev. Royappa Joseph of Madhu Church who stood up at those times.

    Zaid Monday, 04 September 2023 02:18 PM

    Cardinal displayed absolute leadership. We must appreciate his efforts and those others in the clergy who are pursuing to establish Justice.

    Mahila Tuesday, 05 September 2023 04:24 AM

    CARDINAL!!?? Oh!? CARDINAL!!?? What would you call the relationship of person elevated by another's' "Lament" and HoS's Recommendations for Posting!!!??? Accomplice, aide-de-camp (ADC), Enabler??? Other suggestions are welcome!!!???

    cloy Monday, 04 September 2023 12:10 PM

    Channel 4 is famous for its time to time fairy tales. How many similar crap being made targeting Rajapakshes previously? One simple question: JVP backed Ibrahim whose sons were suiside bombers was a Rajapakshe ally? Rajapakshas may have their own sins but this cannot be bought for a neutral man. But it will definitely be entertaining to anti Rajapaksha media and their subscribers.

    Sam Monday, 04 September 2023 12:12 PM

    What have the Americans to say? Gota and Basil are/were American citizens with assets in the US.

    Dr. Ravi Hulugalle Monday, 04 September 2023 12:13 PM

    JVP is the only hope for the nation. All the other parties are only interested in their own well-being.

    Martin Monday, 04 September 2023 12:18 PM

    And those lost their life were poor Tamils!!!

    Truth Monday, 04 September 2023 12:27 PM

    Truth will always come out ...this story tell us part of the truth not all truth

    Nayan Monday, 04 September 2023 12:29 PM

    Well known facts. Everyone knows who are the script writers, producers, directors actors and movie assistants. Now what is the corrupted institution called "Sri Lanka police is going to do arrest all the culprits ? They arrested all the innocence people instead of culprits.

    jky Monday, 04 September 2023 12:47 PM

    So the comments by an asylum seeker as taken as nothing but the whole truth. No wonder Sri Lanka is at this state considering the intelligence of the people.

    Mahila Tuesday, 05 September 2023 04:12 AM

    “So the COMMENTS by an ASYLUM SEEKER as taken as NOTHING but the WHOLE TRUTH”!!?? Forgetting, valuable evidence, IP Silva (working with Shani - Director CID) investigated Easter Bombing, embarked SWISS trip day before Goat’s election sought asylum UNHRC, sensing “Gota

    Nimal Monday, 04 September 2023 12:48 PM

    Slowly but surely the truth is being revealed, as much as His Eminence expected. This is a clan born to destroy the entire nation.

    DHA Monday, 04 September 2023 12:49 PM

    Individual opinion is not enough to frame the Rajapakshe anyone can walk up and say he's responsible without proper evidence! I feel almost everyone in the parliament are involved in either way...in some manner they knew this was going to happen! I feel Rajapakshe only made use of the opportunity....

    Terrenc K Monday, 04 September 2023 12:52 PM

    What is the Godfather of the Rajapakses saying????????

    Mahila Tuesday, 05 September 2023 02:12 AM

    The God Father is observing Silence over all this because he is "OBSERVING NONMBHU" - Prayer in silence to almighty as those who want to realise SOLACE in turbulent times to 'Transcend the Difficult Period'! You may be mistaken in thinking that only 'DEVOUT ISLAMITES' follow that practice? No certainly there are others who follow it with Alacrity!! GOD BLESS him overcome "Bad Spell"!!??

    Wiraj Monday, 04 September 2023 01:12 PM

    The truth was out within 3 days from Easter bombing , when Gota audaciously claimed in a TV interview that he is ready to contest the presidential elections. He and the Rajapakse clan were in a mighty hurry to come back to power. Now Channel 4 documentary has confirmed it. But as usual, no action will be taken by Ranil.

    Nadeesha Monday, 04 September 2023 01:40 PM

    In future if there is any such unfavorable situation, please don't jump into conclusions and vent anger on minorities. Our politicians will do anything to come to power/ Sustain the power. This has been happening since independence.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 04 September 2023 01:45 PM

    Rajapaksa coterie should make evidence available to clear from these allegations leveled against them. If the revelations are purported to be true, they should leave politics.

    Joseph Monday, 04 September 2023 01:52 PM

    My sincere apologies to Muslim brothers I misunderstood all Muslims after the St.Antony's church attack (St.Antony my favourite saint) in which my relative died and 2 relatives lost their limbs.

    John Monday, 04 September 2023 02:22 PM

    The problem I have this conspiracy is, how can you convince someone to commit suicide for the sake of electing Gota as president? How can it benefit the bombers after they were dead? People can commit suicide for Religion, Country, Family, Revenge etc. But of for the sake of just electing Gota? That doesn't make sense unless they were insane, but I doubt they were insane. Was government/opposition neglected the warnings? Most likely. Did they cover up after the blast? Could be, since negligence is a punishable offense. Did they plan? They might had a plan to cause racial tension, but I don’t believe they were directly responsible for the blast. In the end you can’t seriously a confession from a asylum seeker.

    Sam Silva Monday, 04 September 2023 05:27 PM

    @Jhon In sri lanka nothing makes sense whatever they do and that is the reason we are in this situation. So trying to analyzing the incident would not give you any truthful results

    Concerned citizens Monday, 04 September 2023 02:36 PM

    Cardinal will now keep his mouth shut because he was one time rather instrumental in bringing the rajapakses into power.

    John Monday, 04 September 2023 02:38 PM

    The problem I have with this conspiracy is, how can you convince someone to commit suicide for the sake of electing Gota as president? How can it benefit the bombers after they were dead? People can commit suicide for Religion, Country, Family, Revenge etc. But of for the sake of just electing Gota? That doesn't make sense unless they were insane, but I doubt they were insane. Was government/opposition neglected the warnings? Most likely. Did they cover up after the blast? Could be, since negligence is a punishable offense. Did they plan? They might had a plan to cause racial tension, but I don’t believe they were directly responsible for the blast. In the end you can’t seriously a confession from a asylum seeker.

    Hadam Monday, 04 September 2023 06:03 PM

    There is a very simple answer to this. You find a small fire and add fuel to it so it.

    sas Monday, 04 September 2023 02:57 PM

    This is the beginning. The whole truth will come out very soon. Now the victims should start suing Srilankan government.

    Raththaran Monday, 04 September 2023 03:08 PM

    Where can the Rajapaksas hide ? They can only flee the country and ask for asylum in a country like Sudan /Nigeria/ Afghanistan ? Ranil will follow suit.

    Sam Silva Monday, 04 September 2023 05:29 PM

    They don't need to hide or flee when our own fools protect them

    Anthony. R Monday, 04 September 2023 03:20 PM

    Repercussions will be for sure. Obviously the finger points at one family and justice will prevail, there's no way out.

    Farooq Monday, 04 September 2023 03:40 PM

    Even after this revelation, any Muslim MP supports the Rajapkshes' government, he will be a traitor. We are waiting to see which Muslims MP votes for the No Confidence motion against Filth Minister.

    indrachapa Panamaldeniya Monday, 04 September 2023 03:42 PM

    All the Rajapaksha family members who are responsible should be hung to death once convinced . Also Human rights council in Geneva must convince them and hang all of them for possible war crimes in Sri Lanka if they are convicted!!!!

    Joseph Monday, 04 September 2023 03:44 PM

    Even a child in sri lanka knows the rajapaksa tails are involved. The punishment for them will be to rott in hell. No forgiveness from God I am sure for killing innocent people

    Sivalingam Monday, 04 September 2023 03:50 PM

    Harin Fernando's father warned Harin beforehand. Harin admitted that on national television.

    citizenP Monday, 04 September 2023 04:18 PM

    Still Rajapaksha, deaf

    Mevan Monday, 04 September 2023 04:21 PM

    For the intelligent minded and for anyone with some common sense, Whodunit was quite obvious even at that time. But hey, what goes around comes around!

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 04 September 2023 04:24 PM

    Another riots would be instigated by interested factions to come to power, a protest march in front of Gagendra Kumar's residence is the tip of an iceberg. President, please nip it in the bud save this nation.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 04 September 2023 04:33 PM

    Rajapakshas will have to file defamation cases if they didn't have anything to do with this or face the ultimate punishment if they really had any role with that. But , how will this be done? Whoever who promises to do that will get the votes? Then is this the motivation of this story? To get votes to come to power? Anything is possible.

    Rohan and co Monday, 04 September 2023 04:50 PM

    Now we can understand why and how this so called half baked Prof Rohan .G ....wrote a book on Easter Sunday attack to pack his lies and fabrications ..I wonder where did he get his professorship from? Lies and lies he told us to make money . It is clear now he was supporting politicians to make money It is clear he is not Prof rather he is telling lies to make money .

    Kumara Monday, 04 September 2023 04:56 PM

    Hope they carry out an international investigations too into war crimes allegations of the war that ended in 2009. This will release more war crime and human rights allegations against Rajapaksas/LTTE. There is no justice to victims and forcibly disappeared victims, without this no place for Rajapakse family members in Sri Lankan Politics.

    Still dreaming Monday, 04 September 2023 05:09 PM

    The root cause of all these problems in the country is because CB Kumaratunfa nominated Mahindra Rajafaksha to contest the 2005 Presidential elections, overlooking the educated and decent eligible candidates in her party. At that time she said that Mahindra is the only candidate who will carry forward the vision of SLFP !!! so much so that she is seeing stars now.

    Citizen Monday, 04 September 2023 05:14 PM

    @sandy, active or not only one group made use of it, they created and used it. Everyone knows it. Only a dumb can think otherwise.

    Jesus Monday, 04 September 2023 05:28 PM

    Then who is ganansara Lol

    Raja Rajavannian Monday, 04 September 2023 05:54 PM

    Of course Rajapaksas were responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. They must face justice for those crimes. But here I smell a rat. It could be a ploy by a cunning fox to remain in power. By the way this Malcolm Ranjith was an ardent supporter of the Rajapaksas even supporting them when the world was accusing them of atrocity crimes. Can it be anything to do with diplomatic postings of his niece in France? I ask myself

    saman Monday, 04 September 2023 06:39 PM

    Don't waste time seeking redress in jurisdictions within Sri Lanka. The answer is "Nidos Kota Nidahas Karami"

    Bernard Jayatilake Monday, 04 September 2023 06:59 PM

    After the Christ Church massacre in New Zealand, there was an obvious pre-planned conspiracy against Christian/Catholic worshippers anywhere in the world but Sri Lanka became an easy target due to pending major elections and breakdown of defence apparatus and the former nepotism clan found it an ideal timing to tie-up with the suicide bombers as both achieved their targets, I.e. revenge and election victory.

    Hangmans noose Monday, 04 September 2023 07:38 PM

    Let us Sri Lankans not waste time. Let us unite, get a hood of the entire Rajapakse Family, brothers, sisters, husband's, offspring, grandchildren etc and liquidate the lot as a punishment and warning. Let's clean this festering political cesspool.

    Prageeth Monday, 04 September 2023 07:59 PM

    mock of the century! so couple of ISIS strong-men scarifies their lives to bring a "Sinhala Buddhist"? as the president? Its like the "Sinn Féin" of IRA plotting to get King Charles 3rd, as their leader?

    Fred Monday, 04 September 2023 09:51 PM

    Regardless of who is right and wrong transparency and independent reporting is what you need to make Sri Lanka a civilized community once again. It lost that mantle a long time ago.

    Jonah Monday, 04 September 2023 10:29 PM

    The finger points at Officials loyal to Rajapaksas and does not directly implicate the Family members ?

    Think before jumping to conclusion, media today is always creating programs for popularity, but not for clarity Monday, 04 September 2023 11:43 PM

    Will muslim extremists commit their lives and souls to make Rajapaksa the president? It is highly unlikely that those extremists would do such sacrifice on behalf of Rajapaksas...even a child can understand this that this is irrational

    Pantha Kumaran Tuesday, 05 September 2023 12:04 AM

    I am not against the Rajapakses. Sadly the whole family for power was prepared to kill innocnet people. The so called terrorists killed only Christians. They did not kill Uadaya Gamanpulle's people. But they killed only chrisitans. Gota knows what he was doing for power. Kamal Gunaratne too was part of it. But today he a defence secretary . Ranil can't do anything. Because he is under the controll of Rajapakes. God bless mother Lanka.

    Bernard Tuesday, 05 September 2023 12:20 AM

    Ok let’s say this is true. Then after getting elected president with a thumping majority, how come Gota didn’t use a single bullet against Aragalaya or let alone chase them away from in front of President’s office? At least at the last moment to save his presidency and power?

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 05 September 2023 12:50 AM

    Channel 4's contribution to the Easter bombings must be awaited until today's broadcast, then the facts must be thoroughly analyzed and only then can a final assessment of what is portrayed be made!!! Only one thing can be stated in advance: the unscrupulousness of the Rajapaksas can be trusted to do almost anything !!! I remember the final phase of the terror war against the LTTE and the role played by Gota and his special forces !!! I recall other serious violations and crimes in the country against "inconvenient" people and critics of the Rajapaksas!!! I remember how the military tragic head of the SL-Army and the true winner of this terror war, Sarath Fonseka, was dealt with and how his honor and reputation as an officer was discredited and trampled in the dirt!!! We should wait and see how the details are presented and how the credibility of the film material and the eyewitnesses can be assessed !!!

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 05 September 2023 12:56 AM

    Channel 4's contribution to the Easter bombings must be awaited until today's broadcast, then the facts must be thoroughly analyzed and only then can a final assessment of what is portrayed be made!!! Only one thing can be stated in advance: the unscrupulousness of the Rajapaksas can be trusted to do almost anything !!! I remember the final phase of the terror war against the LTTE and the role played by Gota and his special forces !!! I recall other serious violations and crimes in the country against "inconvenient" people and critics of the Rajapaksas!!! I remember how the military tragic head of the SL-Army and the true winner of this terror war, Sarath Fonseka, was dealt with and how his honor and reputation as an officer was discredited and trampled in the dirt!!! We should wait and see how the details are presented and how the credibility of the film material and the eyewitnesses can be assessed !!!

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 05 September 2023 01:37 AM

    @volker, you say that the true hero of the win against LTTE was Sarath Fonseka? So, why did it take him 30 years to do so? Fonseka was one man. He has been in the Army all his life, but why he didn't win the war against LTTE before Gota became the Defense Secretary? Fonseka was a clever commander as so many others who even sacrificed their lives.

    Gnanapala Kandeniya Tuesday, 05 September 2023 04:09 AM

    That was an obvious fact! Gobbaya or GoRa came to power by selling this point. They all are behind - must be punished soon if there is a law of justice in SL - otherwise need to wait until the GOD solve it!!

    Kariyawasam Tuesday, 05 September 2023 05:20 AM

    Rajapaksha family created lots of problems to our country and need to get rid of these guys, out of politics I future elections.

    Rehan Tuesday, 05 September 2023 06:45 AM

    Nothing going to happen, because we live Sri Lanka

    Popepage Batha Tuesday, 05 September 2023 07:23 AM

    Best conspiracy facts are almost proved when considering the fact that not publishing important sections of the commission report on the carnage, completely ruined the national security situation throughout subsequent elections, increased corruption, bankruptcy and aragalaya. The apostate top of the church had very close links with murderous politics before the incident continued to believe them expecting justice but what continued, sadly apoplectic.

    Bernard Jayatilake Tuesday, 05 September 2023 10:31 AM

    We can come to a conclusin that there are still hard-core supporters who are even ready to die for the sake of saving the Rajapakse nepotism clan irrespective of whatever allegations levelled against them.

    Volker metzger Tuesday, 05 September 2023 12:04 PM

    Dear Fernando, I have said several times in comments that Fonseka and the SL-Army (!) were real winners ! But the master mind, the military strategic thinker, was Fonseka !!!

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 05 September 2023 01:24 PM

    Response to Fernando's comment: I have said several times in comments that Fonseka and the SL-Army were real winners! But the master mind, the military strategic mind and thinker, was Fonseka !!!

    Buddhist Tuesday, 05 September 2023 04:01 PM

    The Sri Lankan government must immediately take into protective custody Sally, Gota, Mahinda, and any others who are mentioned in the Channel 4 disclosure and then conduct a public inquiry. There will be others who will give evidence.

    Channel 4 telecasts dramas Tuesday, 05 September 2023 07:21 PM

    Our people with no critically evaluating skill will believe if channel 4 tells that Easter attacks that occured in Lahore 2016, and Christchurch attacks were also masterminded or plotted by Rajapaksas...Channel 4 is a film producing company for their popularity... they made a similar film about India last month.dont get too excited about their films, rather dramas

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 05 September 2023 09:52 PM

    @Volker, my point was that Fonseka was there before GoTa and we were loosing the war. Only after Gota was in power , we won. Like it or not , that is the truth. Fonseka was not even heard of before that

    Truth must be commended Wednesday, 06 September 2023 12:00 AM

    Very true, i agree...

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 05 September 2023 11:17 PM

    Dear Fernanddo, During the war, Fonseka was in a variety of assignments at different levels! Only in the final phases of the war was he able to develop his military genius in the overall military-strategic planning of the war!!! It is not for nothing that even Gota, who is in no way comparable to him, speaks of Fonseka as the best "military leader in the world"! I do not judge this statement! Finally, I state once again: the terror war against the LTTE was won by the SL-Army and Fonseka's military brilliance !!! The Rajapaksa played a certain (political) role, but a marginal one!!!

    Volker Metzger Wednesday, 06 September 2023 10:17 AM

    Dear Fernanddo, During the war, Fonseka was in a variety of assignments at different levels! Only in the final phases of the war was he able to develop his military genius in the overall military-strategic planning of the war!!! It is not for nothing that even Gota, who is in no way comparable to him, speaks of Fonseka as the best "military leader in the world"! I do not judge this statement! Finally, I state once again: the terror war against the LTTE was won by the SL-Army and Fonseka's military brilliance !!! The Rajapaksa played a certain (political) role, but a marginal one!!!

    ANNECUNT Saturday, 09 September 2023 04:15 PM

    Goodnews for all sri-lankans Rajapaksa family immigating to PANAMA all clap hands now


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