Sarath Fonseka letter to Sri Lanka Elections Commission
Source: BBC – Pic – Reuters
Excerpts of a letter by Gen Sarath Fonseka to Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission, following his defeat in the presidential poll. The letter has been translated from Sinhala.
“Dear commissioner of elections. Before and after handing over the nomination papers, President Rajapaksa’s election campaign has made great use of state resources.
Further, there have been threats, intimidation and accusations levelled against me. Many of my supporters were intimidated.
The government engaged in a campaign abusing state media and state resources to accuse me of being a foreign agent and a traitor.
Further, 10 security force personnel provided to me as a result of serious threats to my life were withdrawn.
They were allowed to stay until after the election after your intervention. However, after the results were announced, this morning they were called back to the army police unit.
When they left to report at the army police, under the orders of the head of the army police unit, they were arrested in front of the hotel I am staying in, handcuffed and ordered to kneel down on the street.
I have also received information that the government is planning to arrest me.
The army personnel who are stationed in front of the hotel also tried a few times to forcefully enter the hotel.
I humbly request you to order the inspector general of police and other appropriate authorities to take appropriate security measures to protect my life and to protect my freedom of movement.”
Gen. Sarath Fonseka! There is a god above watching everything. You are a good man, and maybe god does’nt want you to sin. People know what really happened, and be happy that you with 40 days of political experience won this battle too. CHEERS. May god bless you and protect you and your loving family. God is always with good people.
General Sarath you are joined with Bad people that means public taste is different.You know how SOMAWANSA,RANIL,MANO,HAKEEM,MANGALA THEY ARE rejected FROM PUBLIC.Better you can decide your future prospect.
we allready know what happend..so dont worry we allways you..
pls our general dont go awaya with us..we are loving you
General Fonseka. You the Winner we know that. But I think you have to fight with this issue. This is really violating of Democracy. Please address us through an electronic media, let us know you future plans. We all are with you.Take care and May Almighty Allah Bless you.
we love you gemeral dont worry god is thir to look all the coruption w all know what happen exactly frud elec tion
genaral should be admited tothe mental hospital
Do u believe in Dhamma. Even though u r a war hero we don’t believe u would be a good president. So accept the people’s decision. Don’t try to show ur foolishness any more. U went shopping for Ranil And Mangala for nothing. See what u have done. U could have made a difference in this world if u were brainy enough. Politics need tactics. Shrewdness and Brains. U had none. U became the King’s fool. Now please shut up and go somewhere peaceful to spend the rest of ur life. U r no more threat to any politician in this country. Ranil has won his battle. U will not be able to oppose him ever again.
I mean Ranil. Not Mahinda. Ranil Won. Do u see my point. If u had waited and join with Mahinda U could have easily become a powerful Minister. U could have done so much good for the people. Some day u might have been the next president. But u couldn’t wait. U became so greedy for the power. U thought that people will accept u. But they didn’t. But if u became the next presidential candidate for the SLFP in 2017 Ranil will be ur opponent. U could have defeated him. So Ranil planned. He know Mahinda cannot be the president for 3rd time. So he needed to remove u from the fight. He did it. So cunningly. He used u to destroy Mahinda’s Picture. At the same time he destroyed u. JVP supported this blindly. Now U have none. I remember, President warned u about this earlier. But u didn’t listen. U wanted power. DO u remember the story of The Goose who laid golden eggs. U r like to farmer who killed the goose to get a lot of golden eggs. I feel sorry for u. Think again.
I think now you shld go from sri lanka, You dont have Votes also and am also telling you shld Admin Mental hospital ASAP.
Dear General dont go behind of Failure Leaders you want to do something to your motherland you have many many ways.
Genaral we are with you
Don’t Give Up
GENARAL, RANIL ONLY EUSE YOU. SOMAWANSA, ANURA KUMARA, TILVIN THEY DONT HAVE POLITICAL FUTURE. THEY ARE ALSO EUSE YOU AND TRY TO GET POWER. MANGALA ALWAYS GIVNG PROBLEM FOR ANOTHER. HAKEEM , GANESHAN, BAD PEOPLE. YOU JOINT ALL THE BAD. WAR TIME YOU ARE HERO. SRILANKAN LIKE YOU LOVE YOU NOW THEY REJECT YOU. BEST WAY DONT COME TO POLITIC.
Dear Neil I welcome to your comments your comments equal to my comments.If General want to come to politics he have a many many ways,Now see RANIL how he smile.Ranil is Sri Lanka parliment permanent OPPOSITION LEADER this is a NEW TITLE for Ranil. Nick Name is POKURU BORU BRACELET
Before I proceed any further let me say this clear I am a humble citizen of our greatest President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Let me take this feed back as an opportunity to your (G.S.F.) letter to elections commission made soon after your defeat.
I had the privilege to work with you (G.S.F.) way back in 1987 ATC Minneriya as a platoon commander then you were my Chief Instructor we were training & preparing recruits for the war (Wadamarachachi). We all remembered you as a great infantry soldier focus 100% as a military leader you never talk about politics neither like politicians that may be the good reason that you never registered for voting list with the election department.
I purchased my resignation from the Army in 1994 in order to immigrate to Canada, since my biggest dream was to see the defeat of LTTE. When ever this subject (war in Sri Lanka) came up I reminds people here(Canada) that only senior officer I can predict to end the war is non other than Sarath Fonseka hence I have boasted about you many, many times.
Fortunately you became the Army Commander and got extensions and blessings from our president & his brother G.R. to lead the troops (army) you & other commanders together defeated the LTTE and brought the peace to the country.
Yes we all human beings make mistakes the biggest mistake you did was going against your superior (president) which you shouldn’t have done, now the damage have done. You became so popular not only in SL but also among other countries as the best Army commander during the last battle against LTTE (Elam4) you achieved the highest rank ever to reached by any commander of the S.L.Army(past) people saw you as a real hero. You served the nation for four (4) decades put all your knowledge experience and the leadership to crush the LTTE.
As a Buddhist we all know the Karma (good & bad) no one can escape from that. One time you being the General of the Army & latter Three forces Commander attired the most precious uniform in the world had the recognition, reputation & the respect from all around the world & stood the highest place (which you deserved) for a brief period of time unfortunately you lost every thing in a matter of days, not you are a bad person but the Karma played the roll & put you down to the rock bottom. The best evidence was soon after your defeat (presidential election) even you were scared to buck private (army soldier) who were on duty at the hotel complex.
I followed the last battle as well as the presidential election so closely. I clearly knew what was going to happen in both scenarios and it happened the same way I predicted. I am honestly sad about your entire story (character) it was like a movie (you were the main actor). I guess you never had a good adviser or you never accept advices from others which eventually brought your downfall (also your bad mouth unbecoming an officer and a gentleman). The best thing G.S.F. should do is to accept the defeat and keep silent if possible join the President of Sri Lanka/the winning team. I am sure they are waiting for that nothing but G.S.F. you are a very important citizen to Sri Lanka & your any kind of service is an assert to the nation. Do the right thing now.
It is a fact that Singhalese is a nation of ungrateful bunch of nuts who easily forget the past. Easily divide when they need to get-together and work together to build the country under one nation. My humble request to all citizens of Sri Lanka is to stop criticizing people now and join hands together to help develop the country be productive & assertive. My next dream is to see the prosperous Sri Lanka in the next 10(ten) years not second to Singapore. Thank you for reading “may all live in peace & joy”.
General you goahead. and dont go behind of failure. you are still people president.we are with you and all the best.
yesterday’s rally has shown the people are with you.
Only God will hear this complaint , and solve it one day.