‘ready to face UN charges’ – Fonseka
Former commander of the Sri Lanka army, Sarath Fonseka say that he is prepared to face allegations levelled against the military on the report compiled by United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s panel of experts.
Speaking to journalists from prison custody, former general said that he is willing to take responsibility for the actions of the soldiers under his command.
Agrees with accusations of report
“I am ready to face the allegations in Ban Ki Moon report against the armed forces of Sri Lanka”, Fonseka told the reporters at Colombo High Court.
He said that he agrees with accusations the report has made against the government of Sri Lanka.
The report by the panel of experts focuses on alleged war crimes committed by both the Sri Lankan armed forces and Tamil Tigers during the months leading up to the defeat of the rebels in May 2009.
Cut-outs in Washington DC
The government says that the military inflicted no civilian deaths during the final stages of its victory.
“Claims about violations of democracy and human rights are not new. We had raised those allegations long before the UN”.
Commenting on the death of the leader of al-Qaeda, former commander said that he congratulated the American forces for killing Bin Laden. “It was an efficient military operation”, he said
“Somehow I don’t think Obama will put up cut-outs of himself in Washington DC or send the military commander home”, added the former commander.
Thousands of civilians dead
In an earlier interview with the BBC Sandeshaya, Fonseka called for punishment of anyone found guilty of war crimes. “The forces I commanded had never committed war crimes”, say the former commander.
UN Expert report say that they have credible evidence of estimated 40,000 civilian deaths during the last stages of the war that ended in May 2009.
Estimates say that as many as 100,000 people were killed during 26 years of war.
Who asked from him to do so..?
…we don’t think that US army commander might not say tht he was ordered to kill who show white flags too…
i thought before this Fonseka is gentral man but he not at all.He also same like other bullshits.Every court visit after he prepare to given children comments!
Thank god we did not elect this man. This man is a traitor.
Im not a politics person, but only thing I learned my self basic human feeling, “mr.foneeka” as served for country many years and he is one of main person for finish the war against stupid LTTE rabbles, but the wrong choice he had made coming in to sri lankan politics, today he is battling for his free life in a mean time others parliament jokers who is depending from our swat and money there are having luxurious life style and eating in a 5*hotels and finedining restaurants DAILY BASES (of course with our parliament bithces actresses)
What is our sri lankan dignity, as a sri lankan we all must be shameful for whats happening around us in sri lanka today – I mean each single things
Along and other stupidities like :I hear there is plan to change sri lankan national flag colors, hugely corrupt ROAD developing over the past years..hambantota developing (but still not finish sing at all) oh ohh sooo manyyyyyyys, but why government jokers are concentrate(even there are not) this bullshit activities, INSTEAD OF REDUCE COST OF LIVING
SL is lucky to have at least this president. If he wasn’t here we couldn’t even live here & no one did 100% pure work here even in past. So if the COST is high at least we can LIVE…!
No body seems to be following the God’s way of life or buddha’s teachings.
Ya, almost no body follows Dhamma. but 4 sure someone not in politics has started to follow…!
After many years of fighting, atleast our president got the best interest to get rid of terrorism from our land. At this moment, all Sri Lankans should get together and support our president and the government to rebuild the country for our next generation. Instead, most of us critisize and condemn everything what the government does. Please try to appreciate the Sri Lankan government for the things what they have done so far for the country. No matter what, today we can travel north, south, east or west at any time without any fear for life while you are travelling. Finally, please help the government by saying the right thing as so many people are waiting to destroy the country for personal gain. Please help Sri Lanka without critisizing.
bin laden or prabha both are terorist already died. how about KP and other leaders of LTTE livining in a luxory house in colombo with the suport of our monkey stupied politiciance.
Is it okay to eliminate terrorism through inhumane ways that impacted thousands of innocent lives?
Were the LTTE given a chance to be brought to justice in a court of law? There are so many accounts of them dying in a blast or during combat but then examination reveals a different story i.e. close range hit.
So many ‘civilians’ were harmed by the actions of both the LTTE and the government. How would you feel if you were eliminated, or your loved ones were eliminated to further a political agenda?
Yes, the LTTE were terrorists who employed cruel methods in order to facilitate movement in SL, but the government did that to and what is worse is that they claim to be decent and honest and taking actions that are in the best interests of all civilians….
Don’t you understand that unless they acknowledge their part in this war, there will never be peace or reconciliation for all people who consider SL their home?
It also sounds like many SL’s are conditioned by endless propaganda by the current Sri Lankan government… and to some extent this isn’t your fault as this is all that you hear as all media outlets and releases are conditioned….
Learn to think for yourselves and look at the evidence that is out there… Did you read the UN report? I know it’s not an official UN document but still, a panel was put together with UN representatives from countries with no agenda or bias. What was reported is quite credible. They didn’t go around and ask Tamil civilians but aid agencies and workers, journalists etc., who are impartial citizens!
The only thing I encourage you to do is get information for yourselves and stop relying on the government for answers – think for yourselves.
This man is an idiot and out of his mind. He was quoted as saying he accepts the report and the same time saying Srilankan forces didn’t do any war crimes. To be in political stream he will sell even his mother, not only our beloved motherland like his son-in-law
We’re all who looking to have comfort as possible. Do these critics like 2 have less comfort than others if they become the president.? There’s no one to be president at present in politics than MR..! He just need a religious guidence but it’s not available today.
you are exactly right. Some spiritual guidance is very much needed for them. My argument is that why do we kill for the sake a country and become sinners?
Killing is an evil act, despite being a Govt. or terrorist & killers’ll have severe outcomes too. All these evil acts increased & complicated today because LACK OF RELIGIOUS knowladge. Even they’re also Do Politics those who must have Religious Life..! So how’ll be the knowladge of religion of these people..? Some are who appear as ‘religion learners’ praise to army for killings. Do these false ones know at least “Paanathipatha veramani”…? Why can’t they mind own buisness.? What a bullshit is this…….?!
“Loku”….! Don’t think anything in this world is 4 ever. Ru a buddhist one..? Revenging from someone after became weak is not a “male task”. KP or anyone who respect GOSL should be treated well..! That’s the humanity. don’t be biased & extremist. They were against us & now they can’t, so do u want be against them 4 ever.?
“Loku”….! Don’t think anything in this world is 4 ever. Ru a buddhist one..? Revenging from someone after became weak is not a “male task”. KP or anyone who respect GOSL should be treated well..! That’s the humanity. don’t be biased & extremist. They were against us & now they can’t, so do u still want be against them.? Wht’s the better thing Enemity or Friendliness.?
And “sydney man” u might be a supporter of LTTE to justify ” fool expert report”. Do u wish to have more bombings in SL.? U mind The War is never be justified & can’t do in just.! Killing will never be justified. Tamils started these killings here in SL & ended with winning GOSL. Now no more such killings but some LTTE supporters who are maliciously can’t bare the peace in SL still trying to revenge. But their effort will just be in VAIN……..!!!
Finally a WHITE FLAGE CASE came out from Osama killing also..!
One of UNHR person has said that, if Osama raised a white flage, then he couldn’t be killed..! (CNN news)
but the problem is if US know that law, why they didn’t send a white flage to Osama at least before the midnight at that day..?