UNP leader questions Lakshman Seneviratne
DM Online – By Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at the last UNP parliamentary group meeting had made enquiries from MP Lakshman Seneviratne as to why he had given evidence against DNA Leader MP Sarath Fonseka before the first Court Martial.
The Court Martial stripped the former army commander of his ranks and medals. It also deprived him of his pension rights.
UNP MP Lakshman Seneviratne and Minister Johnston Fernando gave evidence before the Court Martial against MP Fonseka for his alleged involvement in politics while being in uniform.
At the last group meeting Mr. Wickremesinghe had reportedly said that the UNP was embarrassed because of MP Seneviratne giving evidence before the Court Martial. The UNP Leader had apparently questioned Mr. Seneviratne in this regard.
Mr. Seneviratne had reportedly responded saying that he had no other option than giving evidence before the Court Martial.
Last week Mr. Wickremesinghe criticised the Prosecuting Council and the Judge Advocate of the Court Martial in Parliament.
He also denied that MP Fonseka was engaged in politics with the UNP while being in uniform as the Chief of Defence Staff at that time.
The DNA is expected to file an appeal in the Appeal Court shortly against the first Court Martial decision.
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LS and JF are honest politicians who stood for truth valiantly. We salute them for their patriotism. We need more such men to stand up for truth and justice against corruption and evil. RW is not fit to be a leader as he is both corrupt and evil with blood in his hands, defending another evil and corrupt man who plotted to assassinate HE the President and his family and other celebrities in order to capture power by a coup detat supported by the imperial West in order to carry out their agenda for SE Asia. They all failed thank GOd for protecting our beautiful motherland. All these evil traitors should now face the music in criminal court eventually and swing.
Mr Sarath Fonseka (cannot address him as General any longer; he has lost his stars) as Commander of the armed forces deserves to be charged for war crimes against humanity in the North. Mr Fonseka fought this war with an underlying ambition of becoming President of Sri Lanka. If the Rajapaksas have any juice, they shoul haul Mr Fonseka in front of a local war commission and charge him for the atrocities committed by the armed forces in the war aginst tamils. It is only thereafter that true reconcilliation amongst the communities can occur. Ther are many including KP and Colonel Karuna who will be prepared to testify aginst Mr Fonseka.
RW in protecting SF by denying his dialogue with JVP and UNP while still in uniform, in order to enter politics with ambition to become President, is cras dirty politics which is an obstacle to development.
We cannot charge SF with war crimes without hard evidence from reliable witnesses. A few atrocities committed in the heat of battle does not amount to war crimes. The real war criminal over 30 year period is VP and his LTTE commanders. The imperial West and the UN preferred to be blind to it as they needed VP to realize the hidden agenda of the imperial West to dominate SE Asia, as they used Saddam Hussein and turned a blind eye to his war crime record till he turned against the imperial West.
In the peak of the war against the Tamils in April/May 2009, Mr Sarath Fonseka issued a couple of statements which clearly identified the Tamil population as second class citizens who have to learn to accept that which is doled out by the supreme Sinhala citizens.
These statements clearly demonstrates his mindset which was focussed not on eliminating terrorism but the Tamil community altogether. He was driven by his ambition to become President of the country. Every Sinhala leader who came to power in Sri Lanka since 1948 had used the subjugation of the Tamil community as a vote and pouplarity winning tool. And so did Fonseka; unfortunately he was fighting a war and a war has rules and responsibiliites.
Sarath Fonseka is the first sinhala leader who used bullets to demonstrate his approach in subjugating the Tamil community to win the hearts of the sinhala population.
The Rajapksas have a wonderful opportunity to use Fonseka’s war crimes to demonstrate to the world, their commitment to national reciciliation. Fonseka should be hauled in for war crimes without any further ado.