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Sarath Fonseka slams Sajith Premadasa over alliance with Daya Ratnayake

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Colombo, Jan 31 (Daily Mirror) - In the wake of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa accepting the support of former Army Commander (Retired) General Daya Ratnayake, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka expressed his strong displeasure over the move.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka made these remarks during his participation in the protest organized by the SJB in Colombo yesterday. 

Sarath Fonseka disclosed Ratnayake's significant involvement in his imprisonment back in 2010 under the administration of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

Expressing his concerns, Fonseka emphasized that Ratnayake's allegiance to the SJB, particularly given his past affiliations, raises questions about the party's direction and principles. 

He went on to suggest that by embracing Ratnayake, the SJB risks aligning itself with the former President, implying a compromise of its political stance.

Retired General Ratnayake, known for his prominent roles during the tenure of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, recently aligned himself with the SJB.


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  Comments - 24

  • Manjula Wednesday, 31 January 2024 01:06 PM

    Sajith's immaturity is showing...

    SJB is a Lost Cause Now Wednesday, 31 January 2024 01:48 PM

    You are correct Sir, very dubious

    Enaksha Wednesday, 31 January 2024 02:30 PM

    Good on SF for speaking up when others are silent. SP's judgement is very poor and/or he is surrounded by terrible advisors.

    SJB Needs to Buck Up Thursday, 01 February 2024 04:58 AM

    That’s why SJB is no longer a viable alternative which the majority were hoping for. Look at their selection of candidates lately

    Lion Wednesday, 31 January 2024 02:42 PM

    Sajith has no policy since his aim is to capture power by hook or crook. SJB has brought to its fold people like Gl, Shan Wije Lal, Dilan who played a prominent roll in corrupt Rajapaksha government. I feel sorry for people who are behind Sajith expecting new Era for this country. SF should leave Sajith if not his reputation among the people of this country get tarnished.

    Dee Wednesday, 31 January 2024 02:46 PM

    The ‘party’ started!

    Last chance Wednesday, 31 January 2024 02:46 PM

    Sajith is a child when compared to AKD and it’s evident in every action he takes . Takins Daya Rathnayaka to S J B is like Sajith is getting closer to Rajapaksha clan .

    Man Thursday, 01 February 2024 11:41 AM

    But, he has done many things for the suppressed while being in the opposition unlike AKD and even they got a court verdict against being responsible for the economic crisis rather than collecting files. That child has fared better unlike any other.

    L Jaya Wednesday, 31 January 2024 02:55 PM

    I don't know why Sajith as the SJB leader doesn't discuss with SJB chairman, Sarath Fonseka before taking decisions of admitting people to SJB. It is understandable that Fonseka has some personal grudges. However, absence of communications between them will not favourable

    last chance Wednesday, 31 January 2024 03:12 PM

    As a straight forward man he should leave SJB and if he wants to be in politics join NPP without asking for any position in the party.

    sam Wednesday, 31 January 2024 04:14 PM

    Point where SJB will have a breakaway group led by SF.

    DOT Wednesday, 31 January 2024 04:50 PM

    Sorry SF! You have to learn a LOT!

    Ram Wednesday, 31 January 2024 05:11 PM

    Sajith must be very careful in giving membership to SLPP jumpers. The SJB members who worked tirelessly will not be happy as the new comers are given higher positions

    Sam Silva Wednesday, 31 January 2024 06:30 PM

    If you summarize everything, all are crooks and can't be trusted.

    Viswa Para Wednesday, 31 January 2024 06:41 PM

    It doesn’t look like Sajith has a grip or common sense on anything. Selecting Diana G it self shows his wisdom and acumen

    sugath Wednesday, 31 January 2024 07:00 PM

    Does not matter who saya what. NPP will be the next winners.

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 31 January 2024 07:18 PM

    May be Sajith wants a defense guy as he may be fed up with Sarath Fonseka who just spit out whatever comes to his mouth.

    Naman Wednesday, 31 January 2024 07:30 PM

    Tamil votes for the post of Presidency should not be wasted on Sajith Premadasa who will be just an another failed politician.

    SJB needs a Revamp Wednesday, 31 January 2024 09:04 PM

    In fighting

    NANTHA Wednesday, 31 January 2024 09:15 PM


    Jude Wednesday, 31 January 2024 09:18 PM

    Beginning of the end of SJB.

    Sam Wicks Thursday, 01 February 2024 06:43 AM

    Sajith you need to grow up, he has the right to be upset for betraying him and hurting his feelings. What makes you think that you are better than him. SF almost sacrificed his life for his country.Do you think you are better than him because your father was a former president. You are mistaken, I don’t think that I can trust you for what you did to SF. Your mentality is an extension of Rajapaksa clan. You dug your own grave.

    Your enemy's enemy is your friend Thursday, 01 February 2024 07:51 AM

    "Your enemy's enemy is your friend." is an old saying and it is used in politics now by shady leaders.

    Rondy Thursday, 01 February 2024 10:44 AM

    SJB=Sajith Jalani Balaya

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