Call is getting louder for the arrest of Sarath Fonseka
Source: AT – By K.T.Rajasingham
Now that the Presidential election is over and Mahinda Rajapaksha has been elected for the second term as the President of Sri Lanka and the call for the arrest of Retired Gen. Sarath Fonseka is becoming more louder and louder for his excesses.
The retired General, who contested against his Commander in Chief, has been trounced miserably. Today he is nothing, worthless like the former 1 cent copper coin.
Sarath Fonseka is today a common citizen; he has lost all his clout; the country has rejected him. The day when he joined hands with the rump LTTE group, his fall had begun.
The UNP and the JVP + Mangla Samaraweera and Mano Ganeshan had a 44 per cent of the votes in the 8 provincial council elections that were held in 2009.
But in the Presidential election held on last January 26, Sarath Fonseka was unable to sustain that 44 per cent but even the hardcore UNPers and JVPers has rejected him as he polled 40.15 % votes only.
Though he has been rejected by the people of Sri Lanka that must not mean he should be ignored and allowed to go free without settling accounts. He is accountable for many things that surfaced as he became a public figure. There are voices from several quarters that he should be brought before the courts of law.
Just because he contested the election that does not mean he should be absolved from all previous crimes he has committed, say the general public.
A handful of Western countries paid to him in millions to bring Sri Lanka under their control. It was unfortunate those countries which boast of human rights and freedom, were unnecessarily interfering in the activities of a sovereign country and make use of an Army officer with the ill intention of bringing the country under the dictatorship of that officer.
Therefore, the Sri Lanka Government should have the courage to indict him, file charge sheet against him and bring him before the court of law after, of course, giving him an opportunity clear his name, failing which he should be lodged in the prison as sentenced by the courts.
The latest allegation that has emerged was that he planned to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family.
At a press briefing held on Thursday, the Director of the Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle told reporters that Gen. Fonseka moved into the hotel with over 70 retired army officers and deserters to plot the assassination of victorious President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members.
He said “we have evidence that the General planned this after opinion polls carried out by the opposition United National Party predicted a 50:50 split verdict.
Lakshman Hulugalle has publicly anounced that “we have evidence that the general planned this”, then why the Government is hesitating to arrest.
Asian Tribune has already published many investigative reports with authoritative documents where Sarath Fonseka has been implicated with many nefarious activities which is more than enough to indict him and taken to courts.
Furthermore, Asian Tribune published a news item Fonseka’s men on a conspiracy to provoke violence bared where it was pointed out the former Army colonel Kapila Ratnayaka telephoned Colonel Harendra Ranasinghe to disobey the orders of the Army Commander and his superiors.
Furthermore, Kapila Ratnayaka has clearly told that was an order from General Sarath Fonseka.
The law abiding army officer who felt that it was highly an illegal order, also a conspiracy against the country and his life was in danger, immediately lodged a complaint with the police.
General Fonseka harbored dozens of Army Deserters and Army absentees. The former Commander should have been aware that was serious offence. Knowingly he has aided and abetted in this serious offence. He also paid for these Army deserters monthly Rs.50,000/= a serious crime giving financial inducement to continue to remain as Army deserters and absentees.
Furthermore it was amply proved that while he was in the military service as Sri Lanka Army’s Chief of Defence Staff, he was planning plotting against his Commander in Chief and secretly negotiating with the opposition political parties to sabotage the Government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa and also to politically oppose him.
Three months before Sarath Fonseka’s retirement as the Chief of Defence Staff, the opposition parliamentarian and leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (Mangla Front) came on the air and said that Sarath Fonseka will contest election as the common opposition candidate in the Presidential election. This was confirmed by the former UNP stalwarts. Minister Johnston Xaviour Fernando has confirmed it in one of his statement. While being in the military service an officer of the Army planning and plotting against his Commander –in Chief was a punishable offence.
There were rumours of an impending coup to be staged by Sarath Fonseka when he was the Chief of Defence Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. In his letter dated 12 November 2009 addressed to the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksha regarding his retirement from the Army, he mentioned –
“With a pain of mind it was noted that the same Army which gained victory for the Nation was suspected of staging a coup and thereby alerting the Government of India once again on the 15th of October 2009, unnecessarily placing the Indian Troops on high alert. “
It was felt as a statement to cover his covert acts and preempt from others coming up with his failed arrangements to stage a coup. Therefore it is important that Sarath Fonseka should have to be investigated on this aspect and brought before the courts.
To temporarily end this piece on the retired General Sarath Fonseka who considered the Sri Lankan Army as his private fiefdom has threatened several loyal army officers who are in service currently.
He has mentioned a few names and not mentioned other officers names.
He has threatened in his public political rallies that those officers who went on the electronic medias and told their side of the stories as to how they have been mistreated will be arrested and put in the Bogampara or in the Welikade prisons.
He also said that a total 49 Army officers will be arrested and jailed in the Bogampara high security prison in Kandy.
Also it is important that Government has to arrest Sarath Fonseka and investigate the murders of high valued journalists Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga and the abduction beating of many other journalists.
This matter has to be brought to an end and this can only be done by investigating and interrogating Sarath Fonseka.
Dont talk anything better you going from srilanka.We respected to you before, your taking and your plan no good ,Mahinda Sir, Great Person in the world.
Bullshit petty politics
Hi General still we are respct to you but your begining (when you are retired from army)is no good.Because you are moving with bad people.Who is going to vote for RANIL,MANGALA,HAKEEM,MANO,SOMAWANSA.They are the people put you in a trouble, they knows very well in future they cannot come to power.Still you have a chance to think.You want use your own sense.This time you are billy boy to this group actually this is very shame.
Dear rtd general, You must realise that you became a hero because of H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse(As you use to call him). You were nobody before 2005. True you were a able commander.In the same time we must accept the truth that our army has so many able officers. Any other commander would have done the job even better with lesser casualties. You have ruined yourself by entering politics a subject alien to you.
well its now a dictotorial approch and thats good and the goverment must arrest all of the opposition members and who ever go against MR thats it,lets MR govern the country and loot the government coffer like his perssonal fiff
Okkoma hora chanda.
well why didn’t you arrest him before the election ? It would have made things much easier for MR wouldn’t it ? It wouldn’t have been necessary for MR to shout at the top of his voice asking people to vote for him because his main opponent would have been in custody !
SL is well on its way to a dictatorial leadership. Best to get out of this country if possible.
Subha Anaagathayak !
I see that mr wants to change the constitution- this is
so that it would enable him to govern the country as
long as he likes. When he has finished looting the
treasury he would hand over the reins of power to Gotha.
right time to arrest this rascal and jail him for life…if u leave him he will spill out country secrets about the final days of war…
This is total rubbish by the government media and thugs. How in the world Fonseka and his men kill president with just 2 pistols and handful of former Army personnel.
Thugs King Rajapaksa has over 800 security personal with very powerful weapons as well as bullet proof cars and etc. Go tell these lies to a Vaddas or ignorant people. Only Maharaja followers would believe these bullshit and lies. What happened to the gold and money took over from LTTE? I guess Maharaja and his clan (Plunders) took care of those assets of LTTE????? Well, after fabricating the election results to show the MR won with a big majority what is your next plan, Mr. Devil Maharaja? Make Uruwansa a Prime minister so your family can rule the country for another 2 decades. Has Srilanka been becoming another Iran thank to MR??????????
This is the ONLY chance to arrest Foneska and cage him. Please go ahead hook or crook…Allow him to travel out of the country we will be screwed !
we told to silly fonseka now your in not hero
Is this democracy? Where the hell in this world you can see this kind of dictatorship run by family members. Sri Lanka may have some uneducated, who voted Rajapakse. But this land`s population can not be so dumb to belive these statements of pro-Rajapakse looters. Sorry..you are a land blessed with beauty and smiling faces. But your political interlect is inadequate. You all defeated terrorism with great youngsters and amry generals who fought in the war front, but not with cowars like rajapakse family. Open your eyes and help Fonseka. He will bring this country up.
I feel sorry about Sarah Fonseka and I’m still wondering how such a foolish and uncontrolled man commanded the Sri Lanka Army, that became one of the best ground forces in the world.
And I feel sorry about Gotabhaya Rajapaksha because under these circumstances it’s clear that all it was his command but did he receive enough appreciation from the government and the people?
Sarath Fonseka is a good lesson to everybody.He is a man who discredited his own credit while discrediting his country.
it’s not because his presidential candidature but it is because how he insulted the key figures who are directly responsible for the victory.
If he said like this
“Well my president and DS honestly correctly and courageously conducted the war SLAF SLN STF Police and HGs gave me the full support.I like to be the President of SL Please vote for me”
I think he would have recieved atleast 45% + his honour and reputation from the government and from the people
Today he is nothing.
IDARE THIS REGIME TO ARREST THE GENERAL AS THAT IS GOING TO BE A PART OF SRI LANKAN HISTORY.HAVE THE COURAGE DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO,IF YOU HAVE EVIDENCE,NOT AS RETRIBUTION AS HE WAS YOUR OPPOSITION N RIGHTFULLY WHO WAS DESERVING WILL BE OUT SHORTLY.
The problem today is state media is brain washing pepoples minds. Only those who has ability to think knows what to belive and what not to belive. But the majority is just accept what is shown. They don’t have the thinking powere.
Is this democracy? arresting the worlds best army leader by the SL army?? is this KALAGUNA SALAKIMA president asked from the voters?? what will happen to general next?? where is he?? OH!! SUBA ANAGATHAYAk SRI LANKA!!!!