President confirms 30-month jail term for Fonseka
Posted in Local News
Sri Lanka’s president has confirmed the 30-month jail term imposed on former army chief Sarath Fonseka following his conviction by a military court, an official said Thursday.
President Mahinda Rajapakse approved the prison sentence for a period of two-and-a-half years after returning Wednesday from New York, where he addressed the U.N. general assembly, a senior government official said.
“The court martial has recommended up to three years in jail, but the president has decided he will be in prison for 30 months,” the official, who didn’t want to be named, said.
Hi valliant soldier, tender your apology,, sure MR will acquit you..
Heyy dont be foolish
Our hearo SF dnt worry they can lock up u but in our mind u are the hearo . the day you relesed I am sure these people will not alive they they will die with pissing each other
god bless you SF Long live SF
Mahinda & Goota ! You both can sleep well for 30 months. But, remember real peoples heart with GENERAL FONSEKA !
Ranil ,Mangala,Jvp ayai oyadeta wagakiyanna ohnna.Eaja Fonsekawa Amaruwe Demme. Den Samawaganna ekka thama Thiyenne.
Let’s get our facts right. SF is by no means a child. He knew exactly what he wanted. He was greedy for power. He wanted to be the ruler of the country. The vanity of the man is abominable! He boasted the LTTE was vanquished solely through his prowess. The roles of the navy and the air force, he belittled. The truth is, while he played with his manhood and his toy girls, young subservient female soldiers from villages in the South, who satiated his sexual appetite and lust, our brave heroes fought in the front lines suffering untold hardships. Some made the supreme sacrifice. Our undying gratitude go to them all and their families. May the Good Lord bless them and grant them eternal happiness, for they fought in defence of our motherland, a noble cause!
Let us not forget our heroic President and his brother, the Defence Secretary, who planned to the last detail the course of the war and won it. They had actually planned it even before he was elected the President. They had faith in themselves and in our security forces. They did not swallow the false propaganda peddled out by the deceitful Tamil diaspora and the imperial West. They gave political leadership also. With the help of our true friends China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, Lybia and a few others we were able to totally decimate and irradicate our terrorist menace. SF is not the hero.The true heroes are our Honourabe President, the Commander-in-Chief, The Defence Secretary and all those heroic security forces personnel, big and small who gave their very best for their country.
SF, on the otherhand, is an evil traitor, who betrayed the very army he served in, and his President and his motherland, to the very enemies of the motherland, the paradesi kotiyas and the imperial West. SF, JVP and the kotiyas concocted this cock and bull story of a ‘white flag’ waving LTTE who were shot down on the orders of the Secretary of Defence. Have they forgotten these very kotiyas shot and bombed their own Tamil people as they fled in their thousands to the safety of the welcoming arms of the army side. They may be Tamil but they are all Sri Lankan citizens and our countrymen. The brutal terrorists carried cyanide capsules in a string around their necks. They swore allegiance to VP, the evil terrorist dictator, not to surrender and if captured to rather bite the cyanide capsule to commit suicide. So the ‘white flag’ story is hogwash, to take away the glory of our heroic security forces for having created history by the largest hostage rescue operation in the world, and the only nation to have totally vanquished the world’s most brutal terrorist organisation that introduced the suicude bomb jacket and the car bomb as effective weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.
Where was SF while all these were happening? He was enjoying with his family and friends a luxury holiday in China at the expense of our tax payers. He was in China, not merely to enjoy a break, but actually to order shiploads of arms with the ulterior motive of capturing power in the country by a coup d’etat and foist on our people a military regime, on the lines of Burmese military junta. His plan was to assassinate the President and all his relatives, the VIP politicos, celebrities, and the officers in the security forces he had fallen out with and wanted to settle scores. Such was his evil plan! One evil Tamil dictator replaced by a worse evil Sinhala dictator. The JVP were only playing second fiddle to him, in order to eat the crumbs from the master’s table. They planted the seed of betrayal in his mind and fed his lust for power, in order to get some sort of political say in an SF government themselves. It has all backfired, thank God.
So, please do not be so gullible! His sentence of 30 months in prison by the Military Tribunal is nothing. The criminal court should find him guilty of the heinous crimes of treason and plotting a coup d’etat to kill the top leaders of our nation. What is the sentence for this? I say, he should swing, and along with him should swing other traitors. They have no place in Mother Lanka. I say to venerable religious leaders of all faiths please do not plead for his release, but that he should accept his just desserts, his fate. Let him repent at deaths door for God’s mercy, since he cannot deceive GOD. Let him at least save his soul by begging mercy from the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
Dear Mr Dias,
As said earlier, I am a Tamil. For me, all Sinhala Leaders (the Rajapaksas, Bandaranaikes, Jayawardane, Senanayakes, Premadasa, Wijeweera, Wickremasinghe) and for that matter, all Tamil Leaders (Chelvanayagam, Ponnambalam, Amirthalingam, Pirabakaran, Sambanthan) are idiotic personalities whose IQ, I believe, if tested, will measure far below that of an average human being.
Your comment above includes a number of unsubstantiated allegations against a public officer who has demonstrated a capacity to pursue a long and complex task amidst many obstacles. There have been a number of other public officers in Sri Lanka who had similar tenacious qualities.
The current crop of leaders, like all others, suffer from an inferiority complex and fear the enthusiasm and tenacity of a new entrant to the political arena.
The charges against Fonseca are trivial. I am sure you are aware of the extreme manipulations of public sector procurement in Sri Lanka for the benefit of politicians and henchmen.
Despite Gen Fonseka’s professional attitude towards the Tamils, I sincerely believe that he has the capacity to bring a fresh breath of air to the political arena.
Even Im very much proud being Sri lankan with many ppl who speaks different languages. of course your ppl were sufferd during the last 30 years. even u are tamil u realized the truth. of course we are waiting to have fresh air to breath in this lanka if not for my kids long live SF long live
NAHI VERANA VERANI (
NAHI VERENA VERANI (not for politician)
Mr president thank you for emancipating our mother land and try to be a righteous democrat.
today all of we are disdain these nefrious, abominate ruthless malicious uncouth barbaric act.
It is shame and insult for The Lord Buddhas teaching and retribution is not so long
We are very worryed about these ungrateful singhales peoples.
We need democracy in our country not mobocracy.
wooow hareschandra thx machan finely you have found has use the right language for nocholas dias, mun thamai ape rata baaldu karanne, konda pana nathe buuruwo
There are those who shed tears for a criminal. All criminals have families who also shed tears for them. This does not mean the President should go soft in his head and release all criminals. What about the tears of the families of the victims of criminals? Justice must be seen to be done. Even Lord Buddha had his Devdatta, his own cousin brother, who became a jealous renegade monk, who tried to kill Lord Buddha. As a holy man Lord Buddha cannot kill him. Devadatta met his own fate eventually. SF has a long history of evil deeds through out his long career in army. This eventually caught-up with him. He is to blame for his own evil deeds and evil end, just as Devdatta. Nobody should blame HE the President for carrying out the sentence of the military court. Let all religious leaders not intervene. Do they intervene in the case of other criminals who are in prison? What is the use of the judiciary in that case?
I have said it once and I will say it again, to all those gullible ignorant people who shed tears for SF. This man is a dangerous criminal. He is no war hero. The real war heroes are those who fought the War of Liberation in the front lines suffering endless hardships, and who even paid the supreme sacrifice for the motherland. The whole nation is eternally grateful for them. HE the President and his brother, the Defence Secretary, are heroes for their unwavering, skillful political and military leadership in totally vanquishing the LTTE, who the pardesi kotiyas and the imperial West tried to make-out to be invincible. The big lie was laid bare, given the coup de grace.
SF had a long career in the army. He had also a long history of crimes. He raped a young maid servant who worked for a senior army officer. He got away scot-free. The maid committed suicide. He satiated his sexual lust by sleeping with young female soldiers, threesome at a time. He thus exploited his position as army commander. He tortured and imprisoned officers and soldiers who dared to question his lustful behaviour, deceit and criminal past. No one heared their cries and the cries of their families for justice. No religious leader stood up for these innocent victims. He was a barbarian. Towards the end, JVP found in him a bird of the same feather. They used him to try to capture power for themselves, power they craved for and never won, despite two bloody uprisings. When they realized SF had no dog’s chance of winning the presidency, they plotted with him plan B, a coup d’etat to capture power using ex-soldiers, officers and army deserters, bribed by large sums of money. The money came from the imperial West as millions of crisp dollar bank notes. It served the vested interest of the imperial West and the paradesi kotiyas who were smarting from the total destruction of their ‘invincible’ LTTE. The plot was to assassinate the President and his family and other leading politicians in the government and celebrities who campaigned for the president. Not only did SF lose the presidential election but his coup plot also failed miserably. This is the man who claimed sole credit for winning the war, for his strategy!
Two military tribunals have found him guilty on several serious charges of contravention of military laws. He has been sentenced justly to only 30 months in prison. This is a very light sentence. He has yet to face more serious criminal charges before criminal courts. When found guilty, there can only be one sentence. That is, captial punishment for treason and for coup plot to kill the President, his family et alia. He deserves capital punsihment for each of these counts. He cannot be set free, despite the pleadings of misguided religious leaders and gullible minority of people who thinks he is a war hero when he is not.
I earnestly hope HE the President does not become soft in the head by the pleas of a few gullible misguided fools to set this criminal free, to flee to the imperial West to mobilise the support of the paradesi kotiyas and the imperial West, to march against his own army one day for another coup attempt. This man has to swing along with other traitors. The blood of our heroes cries for it from their graves. Do not let their blood be shed in vain if the paradesi kotiyas and the imperial West use SF, the UNP and JVP to try to subvert and sabotage our country’s forward march of economic progress to be the shining Star of Asia.
I think without the help and support from rajapaksa family.we could not brought peace to srilanka,SF he did not fight alone to stop the war,why nobody talk about the Airforce and the Nevy,they also did the great job.I fill shame on SF,because we have seen true caractor,like other most of srilanken.because api kana bathe rena aya.god bless MR.and srilanka.