Sarath Fonseka to be bestowed with Field Marshal Title
The Government has decided to award the Field Marshal title to former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka for the yeoman service rendered by him, achieving the victory over terrorism. The official awarding of this honorary title to General Sarath Fonseka by President Maithripala Sirisena will take place on Sunday (22) at Ministry of Defence.
The title Field Marshal is an honorary and respected title bestowed by the Army. Only a handful has been given this title in the world. General Sarath Fonseka is the first Sri Lankan to be bestowed his Field Marshal honorary title in Sri Lanka’s history. A person who has been honoured with the Field Marshal title is considered an infinite hero.
Military Chiefs in Pakistan, India, Nepal, the United States, Britain, Germany, Uganda, Australia and Egypt have been awarded the Field Marshal title. Abdullah Farma Elsijin, the Egyptian military chief was the last to be awarded the Field Marshal title.
General Sarath Fonseka is being bestowed with this title for the pivotal role he had played in uprooting terrorism from the country waging a battle between his life and death. He even came under a suicide attack mooted by the LTTE and thereafter suffered serious injuries. Sri Lanka is fortunate that he was able to survive after this treacherous attack.
Sarath Fonseka was bestowed the title General on 18th May as he was considered the destroyer of Eelam. It has been written in golden letters in history due to talents and skills displayed by General Fonseka in wiping out terrorism from the country leading nine Brigades at the same time during the humanitarian operation.
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Please don’t forget to create offer CBK, the title of ‘Mother Lanka’ or something like that too.
(Having said that, I don’t have a problem with Fonseka being honoured, for his role in the LTTE war)
Army kids wanted to viped out his name in the history. But they failed to do it and truth came out suddenly.
MR, Gota& and leaders of other forces also did big task but his leadership, strategies coused to defet the war.
He was punushed due to tender case but people saw how he was arrested. Not in a human way. That’s why people punished people who invole such cases. That would be a good lesson for future leaders
O ! Brigadier,
NOW YOU ARE A SUPREMO AND HAS TO LIVE BY IT. PLEASE AVOID SUCH WORDS AS ‘KALAWEDDA’ IN REFERENCE TO HUMANS . BE A GENTLEMAN UP TO YOU VERY FINGER TIPS.
SRI LANKA WILL BE PROUD OF YOU.