The Sunday Leader

“I Am At Risk” ­— Gen. Sarath Fonseka

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Following General Sarath Fonseka’s resignation from the post of Chief of Defence Staff last Thursday November 12, the government on Friday, November 13, reduced his security contingent consisting of 400 elite commandos to a mere 25. General Sarath Fonseka was assigned 400 security personnel and 25 vehicles after he was appointed [...]

Fonseka Does It In Style On Facebook

By Munza Mushtaq With a soaring fan base even on Facebook, Sri Lanka’s much hyped former Army Commander, General Sarath Fonseka is gathering his mass support in style, leaving no stone unturned be it on the world wide web or even in rural Sri Lanka. The Facebook page ‘Sarath Fonseka-Next Sri Lankan President’ which was [...]

US Takes Step Back Over War Crime Charges

The US State Department has taken a step back regarding its views about the Sri Lankan Government having committed crimes in the recent war, the Asian Tribune said in a report. The principle reason for this new attitude are the views of Obama’s ambassador for war crimes Stephen Rapp.  The latter was human rights champion [...]

Top Police Officers Transferred

By Munza Mushtaq In two shocking transfers, a top ranking officer at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and a very close relative of General Sarath Fonseka have been transferred, The Sunday Leader learns. CID Director Ravi Waidyalankara who spearheaded major investigations including those against government  politicians has been transferred to the Police Headquarters Crime Division [...]

Fonseka: Man For All Reasons?

General Sarath Fonseka has dominated the political arena for the fourth successive week. The Sri Lankan penchant  for all things political, has seen the debate on Fonseka being fuelled to great heights. “Will he, won’t he” appears to be the theme. Responding  to questions arising from General Fonseka’s anonymously granted statement that he had no [...]

One Way Ticket

By R. Wijewardene Where would you like to go?” Grins ‘Suresh,’ his eyes reflecting the light from the heavy gold chain that drips off the neck of his large, and largely silent business partner. “Actually you don’t  have much of a choice,  these days Australia is really the only option though some people try Greece, [...]

Fonseka Keeps Green Card

By Michael Hardy In all the sound and fury over Sarath Fonseka’s recent visit to America, most commentators have passed over the principal reason for the trip — Fonseka’s immigration status. As a permanent resident of America, Fonseka is required by law to return to the country every year to renew his Green Card. The [...]

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