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Clarification By General Sarath Fonseka On Our Lead Story On December 13

“As Commander of the Army during the final stages of the war, I did not receive any communication that some LTTE leaders were planning or wanting to surrender.

I was not told at any stage they wanted to do so and that some kind of an agreement had been reached that they must come out carrying pieces of white cloth.

I can speak conclusively and authoritatively on this particular issue and say categorically that nobody carrying white flags attempted surrender in those final days of the war.  Therefore all of the LTTE leaders were killed as forces completely took over a remaining 100m x 100m area of land north of Vellamullivaikkal.

Two days after the war ended I learnt through some journalists who were entrenched at the time with then Brigadier Shavendra Silva that an illegal order had been conveyed to General Shavendra Silva by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

This illegal order was however not carried out at ground level.  I take full responsibility for what happened on the ground.”

266 Comments for “Clarification By General Sarath Fonseka On Our Lead Story On December 13”

  1. ruwan

    there are 3 questions
    1) whether SF statement is true , if so he is honest or selfish
    2) why SL government give that much publicity for this.
    3) allegation is true and SF’S purpose is that , why SF not directly complaining to UN
    so………

    SL Lankens know who are politicians and what they are doing.

    • Chamara

      Now we see that General Fonseka’s credibility is very low.

      • paul Smith

        What is low is your lack of understanding. While these hereo’s were hiding in bunkers in temple trees and issuing orders SF was always on the war field encouraging his troups. Remember his tummy burst open and all his intestines were hanging out he held them in his hands.The blood on Gotabaya’s shirt was some body else’s.

        • KJ

          You sound like a foreigner who was listening to the BBC. SF never ever went to the war front. Not even once!

        • NIKITA PERERA

          U R WRONG,, SF WAS NOT IN THE WAR FIELD, EVERY IMPORTANT INCEDENT’S EVENTS SF WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY, SO HOW DARELY PAUL SAYS THAT SF WA SIN THE WAR FIELD, IF U HAVE APIN POINT BRIAN PLS USE IT CORRECTLY, DON’T BE A FOOL LIKE SF N THE CLAN

        • chrisantha

          hay paul (pala) smith (sumith) first of all learn those correct words in english?? SF never been in the war field (do you know the meaning of this word – war field??) even his wife said that during the last stages he was at office (not in the war field dear but under airconditioning covered with highest security and any officer/soldier could confirm it -I suppose) and also at home looking at the map only (don’t know he was confused during last few days of battle when and where to turn as he knew his juniors are doing it well than he imagined?? keep it mind no remotes are there in the field to control humans?? and that’s why he went to china to safeguard himself and to follow with those other things what he was planning?? anyone with normal or human commonsence could understand it but not to those with evil minds full of anger and hetred (it’s natural to for humans to take revenge but as lord buddha said -wairayen wairaya nosansidei- ) all those swim in the river of revenge will drown theirselves- so now don’t check it -but read your mind and wear it-

        • willows

          nothing more the whole truth.

      • Mangala

        අපේ වෙලාවට ගෝඪ හිටියෙ, නැත්තං ජෙනරාල් පාමංකඩ තමා යන්න ඉදල තියෙන්නෙ!!!!

    • Chamara

      Vote for your hopeful candidate at….

      http://www.nextpresident.webs.com/

    • Ariya

      My, My! When did journalists privy to “orders” coming from forces leadership? Even, if such “order” had been carried out or not, responsibility is with the Army Commander, so if such an order “was” carried out, the first person to answer for that is the Army Commander himself, right?

  2. hello sarath fonseka,

    i would like to advice you that,if you belive god you have to follow what budda said did budda said chalange with person who helped you. look we have gojest excelent precident mahinda rajapaksha.you stay with him follow him then only you will go to heven if you follow ranil defnetley you will go to hell this is every one knows ranil part of LTTE ‘s best and close friend ranil following what LTTE saying and after that ranil poling to your ear so ypou follen on that this mean you also modaya like ranil did you? ranil ,hakeem,and mangala are number one modayo tika in srilaka.

    • Roshan

      DID BUDDHA SAID HELP THE PERSON WHO HELPED AT ANY STAGE EVEN HE IS CHEATER AND A CORRUPT?
      DID BUDDA SAID GIVE PROPAGANDA WHICH IS FAULTY?HAVE YOU SEEN RANIL WICKRAMASIGHA FOLLOWING LTTE S POLICY?
      THEN WHY LTTE FORCED PEOPLE TO BOYCOTT VOTE ON PRESIDENT IN 2005 WHICH RANIL DEFEATED BY THAT AND CORRUPTER MAHINDA CAME AS PRESIDENT ?

      • Adi

        It’s right; Buddha never said or did do serve or follow the ppl helped one time in Ur life, forever. It’s up to U to decide whether that man is right or wrong & make ur path.

        But- Have U ever seen R.W. said or did do against LTTE/ Eelam concept???- He never ever did or will!!!! He’s a Federal Ideologist…

        Did Prabha ever asked Tamils to vote M.R. ?? He never. So how come u say Prabha supported M.R. (Indeed it favoured M.R. to get elected) Prabha thought R.W. will be elected just by few votes even without Northern Tamil votes, so he can far easily use Ranil as a puppet.

      • garawi

        >HAVE YOU SEEN RANIL WICKRAMASIGHA FOLLOWING LTTE S POLICY?
        >
        Yes, the main one being the ISGA, if Ranil was allowed to implement , Ealam would have been a reality now. Thanka Chandrika for dissolving the parliament and there by preventing that catastrophe.

      • Sman J

        How did this Fonseka became a Ponseka so soon?

        • NIKITA PERERA

          THAT IS FROM SF’S ANCESTORS GENES.SO AFTER SOMETIMES HE WILL BEREAL PONNASEKA, LIKE MANGALA. GOOD VERY GOOD, RANIL, MANGALA NOW NEWLY PONSEKA,

      • rattie

        well said Roshan,, though we say our staple food is RICE i think it should be GRASS..ranil ranil ranil..what is this. i still can remember these sinners went and lit crackers when president premadasa died. now what has happend? same people are saying he is the only president who has done some worhwhile development to the country. JR , premadasa, chandrika and ranil had their own plan of solving this issue(though MR is trying to fool you by slinging mud at his opposition collegues he also knws it)for their bad luck they failed. ayyo please stop accusing decent politicians. by the time we realize this these politicians will be dead and gone.. ,,

        • NIKITA PERERA

          RATTIE, TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE CORRECT POSITION,, JR,PREMADASA, CHANDRIKA, N RANIL WERE DOING THEIR OWN WAY TO SURVIVE THEIRS POLITICAL LIVES, THEY DID NOT LOVE THE COUNTRY N OUR SRILANKNAS, THEY NEEDED ONLY THE POWER N THE BIG CHIRS, ALSO NEXT IS THEY WERE SCAREDON PRABHA,, IF THEY GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM DEFENITELY THEY WILL KILL BYA SUICIDE BOMBER, SO THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE,MUD SLINING BUISNESS STARTED BY SF,, FRANKLY THINK WELL, MR NEVER DOING THE MUD SLINING BUISNESS,, RANIL, MANGALA N SF ALSO WITH JVP STUPIDS R DOING THE SAME,

        • rattie

          helllllllllllllllloo nikita, havent you watched state owned two tv channels… you can see who is slinging mud …even MR supporters are fed up of watching those two channels…..whatever ,we will not waste our time with people like you…becarefull darling dont keep high hopes..incase of a defeat all rajapakshas will be flying to USA. aney oya withari ithriwenne ratata adarey kenekta………sob sob

        • Janaka

          Ratti. you need to start consuming “punnakku” for all three meals. Your comments are screaming for intelligence.

    • Akila

      Did Buddha say help murders, drug distributors, thugs, thieves etc.

    • Bru

      SF knows abt Ranil. So he is not follwing him. SF doen’t have an any political party.

      • Bamunu

        Just tell me what is Ponseka’s position when he shred his executive powers as president? and who is going to be the executive Prim- Minister

    • rajeevan

      hey i like to tell u a thin
      dont go behind these silly things
      try and get a gud reason.
      i think u r very rich,thats y u cant get people tiar.
      first u go and get that first,then come to comments on this
      ok

    • Modaya

      Lord Buddha did not mentioned the existence of God and Heaven so General as a Buddhist need to answer your question

    • 0000

      Who helped who? I guess SF helped MR. Not the other way around. So who is breaking buddha’s teaching? MR or SF? Also did Buddha say to kill people or conduct war?

    • Dammika

      Madushika……looks like you are a kid to talk these kind of things….you know nothing about what MR has done to poor people…..it is not ranil or SF, god is creating a special place for whole MR family in the ‘HELL’ because god believe if MR family put together with others in HELL those people also become more corrupt….

      Also Madushika…please note it was not Ranil who is friendly with LTTE it was MR, Basil….because they paid lot of money to LTTE to stop the tamil people vote in last presidential election …. that;s how MR won the election … may be you don’t know about it because you sounds like a kid.

      • chrisantha

        oh Dammika -do you know the meaning of your name??? if not just think about it and just don’t write and say what others say and what you hear?? even as a kid or if Madushika is a real kid she/he is very correct and talks true!!! hope you live in Colombo or suburbun and just think if not MR where you will be today?? no need to go for other things -you would have clean their toilets or you would have been on the way to hell or heaven if there was no MR who did save our nation this tiny island from those bloody guarillas…where did you study pls?? along with RW or MS or RK ha ha no doubt with one of those who is after unfair cash and as SB and Johnston says now where are those funds of the party?? not only these two says these -small scale guys who is fed up with those corrupted leaders say the same but still they work for them for a salary as they are married guys not like RW and MS ha ha no need to write their nature here?? if you like to earn some money -pls try it the real and correct and a descent way -don’t insult others who are shining and who are above you in every way. This is what you got and only your ability so others can’t help for your own sins -you have to realise and you have to regret those…so pls don’t be a laughing bull and hope you got it and pls try to live/work/write according your heart -if no proper one pls check the beat asap. enjoy it…

        • Fairose

          What do yo think? You are shining? You are stinking because you do not have a mind of yours. The war was won by sarath fonseka to satisfy his vengeance. He survived a suicide mission that was sent by Velupillai. He wants to end this ruthless murderer. It was the mission of Sarath Fonseka not Mahinda.

        • H.U. KAHAN-Thota

          Does the name of the other cintriutors to this columns matter.?What matters is the message and not the name or the messenger. Since I like to bring the message and messengers name to this blog, Chrisantha how about helping me out to interpret my name and the etymology and (if possible the Pali) root and meaning?

      • ane manda

        Basil should have given money to the LTTE, Do you say “it is wrong” they gave money prior to the election, but not after the came to the power, our nation get real interest what they have given to the Prabakaran.

    • Fairose

      Buddha never said of a God. Prince siddharta a Free thinker who is believed to have attained enlightenment by meditation. He freed himself from all the earthly pleasures and greed. Therefore please do no hijack this noble preaching of Lord Buddha to support your ignorant view.
      By the way, anyone who follow President Rajapakse will definitely go to hell as he is also party to looting this country.

    • VOICE FOR THE CHANGE

      Dont you ever know that Buddhism has nothing to do god´s powers and the creations. Oh man, that is why buddhism belongs to a philosophy rather than to religions. Anyway, when looking the at the degree of corruptions that MR and the thugs have made during their sessions, it is worth to give SF a chance, he is not from UNP but work with UNP, JVP and the others. That is it makes different.

  3. Sarath Gamage

    Normally, after this type of clarification is made, the editor in chief gives his /her comments regarding the news published . But in this incident such comment has not been made. Ms. Fedrica Janz speaking to electronic media said that, what Gen. (Rtd) Fonseka told was accurately published. Readers have to carefully think about who is lieing and what was the purpose for lieing.

  4. True Lion

    Shame on you Sunday Leader…

    Please don’t help the corrupt government’s politicians to cover their failure with mada stories like this. I hope that you would follow the foot steps of our great journalist late Mr. Lasabtha Wickramathunga, because he always represented the truth..

    • Adi

      Yes- Shame on you Sunday Leader…

      Please don’t help the corrupt government’s politicians to cover their failure with stories like this. Pls help our great Eelamic clang, R.W, Mano, Mangala & Hackeem to get power using this bait S.F. to create another political agony to this pity Country forever. I do hope that you would follow the footsteps of our GREAT journalist late Lasabtha Wickramathunga, because he always represented the TRUTH- NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Heeeeeeee he he h….. (I’m crying U fool)

      • Fairose

        The country will be in the safe hands of Sarath Fonseka. This country will have no place for those racist who see everything through racial line. Sri lanka will shine like the brightest star in the sky under the presidency of Sarath Fonseka.

        • Peter Casie Chetty

          He will be the first President elect who will serve both a jail term and Presidency from Welikada

      • True Lion

        Adi, who justify corruption and waste in our country ? corrupted piliticians, their henchman and fools like you.. ha ha ha

        Kosal says:
        December 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm1. Here is the list of RECENT corruption. You decide if this record deserves your vote!!

        COPE report Rs 33,000 million fraud but no culprits ( because all politicians and henchman are the guilty ones!)
        - Mihin air …. lost 6 billion and then given another 3 billion. When the world economy was suffering and the established airlines were collapsing the ‘brilliant’ SL politicians ego is what matters! ( whole of heath sector for 20 million Sri Lankans received only Rs 5 billion and no wonder we hear stories such as ‘no surgery at national hospital due to shortage of medicine and equipment !!!!)
        - Losses identified Air Lanka 9.98 billion, Electricity board 39 billion, Ports Authority 3.5 billion, Petroleum Coop- 7.1 billion, SLTB 4.5 billion, Road development authority 9.9 billion
        - Rs 100 million lost to the SLTB for using busses in the one of the election campaigns.
        - 40 ministers with Colombo residencies claim Rs 100, 000 housing allowance and Rs 35,000 electricity/ water allowance to many other perks. Oops, don’t they say that they are really serving the poor!
        - Foreign minister spends Rs 100 million on foreign trips
        - Rs 90 million paid to Mr Thondaman to move to premises belonging to workers congress
        - Rs 100 million lost due to fraud at foreign employment ministry
        - Rs 150 million spent on 22 presidential advisors
        - 20 ministers having overspent asks for Rs 2.52 billion ( part of over spent is to buy luxury vehicles)
        - Govt. unable to account for Rs 1000 million from Maga-neguma project
        - SLT telecom loses Rs 324 million in a tender racket
        - Airlanka catering loses Rs 9000 million last yr from a profit of Rs 4000 million the previous year
        - More than 100 ministers ( India with 1 billion has only 22 ) and add the cost of many vehicles, offices, houses, security, assistants ( family members) wasting billions. On top of these the suck out every penny from the ministries!
        - Palaces for presidents family. Who cares for the 20 million citizens?

        You have one chance to eradicate this mega corruption and do not miss it!

        • යූ එන් පී මෝඩයා

          ඕව ඇත්ත නම්, ඇයි රනිල්ට බැරි අල්ලස් කොමිෂමට යන්න?
          එයා හැම ලබ්බටම කොමිෂන් නෙ ඉල්ලන්නෙ.

        • sira

          Why havent you included Appolo Hospital, Insurane corporation, and landsthey have purchased ?. All thease are fabricated by traitors who dont deserve to be in our mother land Sri Lanka. Read Ravaya paper at least with out being the famous ‘GOBEL’.

  5. prasad

    Is there a recorded voice clip of General Sarath Fonseka saying that?

  6. මෙම ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත්ව සිටින සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා සැබෑ ලෙසම යුධ පෙරමුණේදී විශ්කම් පෑ රණ විරුවෙක්. ඔහු සම්බන්ධව ඔබ දකින්නේ කුමන ආකාරයකටද?
    පිලිතුර: පසුගිය යුද්ධයේදී රජයේ පාර්ශවයෙන් භාවිතා කල සුපිරි බර අවියක්; යුද්ධය නිමාවීමත් සමග ග්රීස් තවරා ගබඩාවේ තැන්පත් කර ඇති ආකාරය දුටු බෙදුම්වාදී ජාවාරම් කරුවන් පිරිසක් එය ලබාගෙන කැබලි වලට ගලවා පරණ යකඩ වලට විකුණා ඇති බවක් දිස්වෙනවා.

  7. damith

    Ponseka did the biggeet ever bitravel in the SL histrory… shame on you

    • Fairose

      If Gotaya had ordered to kill the terrorist, that is okay but if he had ordered to kill the entire family including wives and children, he should be hanged. Revealing a brutality of this magnitude to not betrayal but patriotism. By ordering to annihilate an entire family, he brought bad reputation to a country that is otherwise in the good books.

    • BK

      WHAT IS THE REASON.

  8. Akila

    If you have voice cut, reveal it. Don’t write as you want or as you think.

  9. damith

    If can published the voice cut if you have. i think no. don’t help to the government to cover their all failures with this type of news. we are not believe this news. because we know what kind of people is sarath fonseka .

  10. Cicil De Silva

    Sarath F. has a personal hatred towards Rajapakshas. So he is uttering all sorts of noncense . He is not there to win vote but to drag Rjapakshas to the gallows. He is a Amarican stooge.

  11. raguna

    Everybody please read SF’s statement carefully. He says (1). Nobody told him to shoot any one surrenders or with white flags (2). Nobody with white flags or trying to surrender was shot by the Army. (3) Some third party information about an illegal order, which is hearsay and proves nothing unless fully investigated.
    Those who are happy with mud slinging at SF and SL Army, local as well foreign, may ignore the most important points (1) & (2) and hold on to (3).

    • ane manda

      he said those, after he realised he was doing campaign for Mahinda Rajapaksha

      Shall we give him to second chance?
      we can give him to 2nd chance, but country will not be given 2nd chance under his rule,
      We cant do experiment with our country

  12. Kashun

    Read this artical what F doing and did .. she working to Gov
    do not belive any what she publishing

    if L is alive he will kick of her a..

    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=8851

  13. Ravi

    SF contradicts himself.

    Did they kill the surendered tigers? YES or NO?

    • Dilshan

      Isn’t he the wonderful Politician (to be). He will and succeed to destroy the Evils.

  14. abcd

    sometimes its good to have regulated media, because the jounalist in Sl are quite incompetent and unprofessional, mostly they are biased to the forces that look quite much to destroy Sl, this statement from this journalist will mostly cost SF election result, it definetly have an impact.

    its is very clear that even Sunday Leader is playing a double game pretending to be opposition inclined they will try to stop the best political solution coming to SL.

    i hope whoever comes will try to take control of the media and try to do some checking before allowing any free publishing.

    we have unprofessional punk journalism, we should follow singapore style controlled media

    • Janaka

      Mr punk

      When journalists carry out your agenda, They are divine and media freedom is even beyond the triple gems. As soon as they write something against you, You bring on the sword to suppress them.
      Are you wearing any clothes

  15. garawi

    Sarath embarked on this process only to take revenge on MR for not giving him the credit he was asking for himself only for the end of the war. How can he claim that? Just imagine, these cases. If the Navy did not sink 10 ships and put a naval blockade around the country, if the Air force did not bomb the targets and kill LTTE cadres and their resource and MR did not give the forces to eliminate the LTTE, could SF have finished the war. Why is this collective action not clear to him. It cannot be his intelligence because he is an educated man. It only can be the grudge towards Rajapaksas and personal greed and egotism in him. When the forces were winning the war the SL population inadvertently hailed the Army, totally ignoring the importance of the said other forces and MR. That probably gave SF this belief that he is the main actor.

  16. Tissa

    As we all know, not to accept all news items. Lets investigate the truth of this news item. I feel Sarath Fonseka will not say any thing like what the paper had published. So lets get to the bottom of the matter.

  17. SAMARAE

    Article 14
    c) “Each party undertakes to refrain from any repraisal or discrimination against persons or organisation on account of therir activities during the hostilities and to guarantee their democratic liberties”.

    “FROM THE 1954 GENEVA AGREEMENTS”

  18. Nimal

    Fonseka has been made three different statements on the article published by the Sunday Leader on 13.12.2009. First made on the same day(13.12.2009) evening. Second made on the following day (14.12.2009) Now he says another story. He is a BIG LIER. (keling katha karanna bari minihek). Managala Samaraweera said He is not suitable even for Salvation Army. So now Sarath Fonseka is with Mangala. Please think again Can we appoint him as our President. Intelligent people will never vote him. Now we live peacefully, thanks to Hon. President Mahinda Rajapakse.

    • raguna

      SF is telling the same thing over and over again. Different media men publish the way they want and different people in the population take it the way they like it to be.

  19. carl

    Fredrica, youve heard about UTUBE havent you?

  20. izzy

    It appears the government has taken over the Sunday Leader paper with Fredrica at the helm!

  21. Sumedha

    Your message is very clear:

    You say —

    ” I did not receive…”, “I was not told…” ” I learnt through some journalists…”

    That’ true.

    But if you were not told, then, why did you tell so to the Sunday Leader?

    It’s very clear now: You have still not rejected your statement made to the Sunday Leader!

    What you are trying to do is to clarify the ground reality.

    Thank you

  22. Nihal

    Dear SF
    If an illegal order was given, it should have been investigated through the proper channels. Government is using the hand of law to institutionalize illegal behavior as in the case of P.B. Jayasundera, and have become so bankrupt as to use the corrupt politicians like Milinda, Bogollagama, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Thonda, Susil (Rs.8 lacks per student admission), Siripala, Sirisena …..a long list of almost all the cabinet cronies who have made Sri Lanka a den of corruption. Unless we get a modern day Lee Kuan Yew, Sri Lanka is doomed. Let us not forget the two civil uprisings of 1971 and 1988 in addition to the 30 year NE war. Whether SF is that person, only history will tell and whether SF will make history, only a free and fair election can tell.
    May the moral truth for greater good taught in all religions prevailing in the unique Sri Lanka society guide the correct choice to be declared on January 27th, 2010 so that there will at least be a happy new year for all Sri Lankans in 2011 .

    • Mangala

      කොටි මැරුණාම ඔයාලට හිතට අමාරුද?

      අපේ වෙලාවට ගෝඪ හිටියෙ නැත්තං ජෙනරාල් පාමංකඩ තමා යන්න ඉදල තියෙන්නෙ!!!!

      • Fairose

        Pol Booruwoh, Koti Meruwoth pauw neh, Geheni Lamain maranaka pauw Booruwoh. Thota Jadhi baydheyen thorowa lokayak nehe. Koti namen inna okkoma demalu meruwoth hari umbala hondai – keyawee.

  23. Nalaka Jayawardene

    dear lal kantha , now watch this. is
    this the proof you wanted.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh_lkkmZHvc

    • බබා

      අනේ ලාල් කාන්ත දැන් ඔයාල මොකද කරන්නෙ?

  24. Kosal

    1. Here is the list of RECENT corruption. You decide if this record deserves your vote!!

    COPE report Rs 33,000 million fraud but no culprits ( because all politicians and henchman are the guilty ones!)
    - Mihin air …. lost 6 billion and then given another 3 billion. When the world economy was suffering and the established airlines were collapsing the ‘brilliant’ SL politicians ego is what matters! ( whole of heath sector for 20 million Sri Lankans received only Rs 5 billion and no wonder we hear stories such as ‘no surgery at national hospital due to shortage of medicine and equipment !!!!)
    - Losses identified Air Lanka 9.98 billion, Electricity board 39 billion, Ports Authority 3.5 billion, Petroleum Coop- 7.1 billion, SLTB 4.5 billion, Road development authority 9.9 billion
    - Rs 100 million lost to the SLTB for using busses in the one of the election campaigns.
    - 40 ministers with Colombo residencies claim Rs 100, 000 housing allowance and Rs 35,000 electricity/ water allowance to many other perks. Oops, don’t they say that they are really serving the poor!
    - Foreign minister spends Rs 100 million on foreign trips
    - Rs 90 million paid to Mr Thondaman to move to premises belonging to workers congress
    - Rs 100 million lost due to fraud at foreign employment ministry
    - Rs 150 million spent on 22 presidential advisors
    - 20 ministers having overspent asks for Rs 2.52 billion ( part of over spent is to buy luxury vehicles)
    - Govt. unable to account for Rs 1000 million from Maga-neguma project
    - SLT telecom loses Rs 324 million in a tender racket
    - Airlanka catering loses Rs 9000 million last yr from a profit of Rs 4000 million the previous year
    - More than 100 ministers ( India with 1 billion has only 22 ) and add the cost of many vehicles, offices, houses, security, assistants ( family members) wasting billions. On top of these the suck out every penny from the ministries!
    - Palaces for presidents family. Who cares for the 20 million citizens?

    You have one chance to eradicate this mega corruption and do not miss it!

    • Nilamal

      WOW you must be the auditor general of SL……it is true that there is corruption in every govt. all over the world and no one denies that.
      There will be corruption as long as the political system in SL is not changed. That is to say not the Executive Presidency but the PROPORTIONAL VOTING system which requires each candidate to spend millions on campagning in the whole district. Will you spend your own money? NO…then the money has to be funds received from supporters. Will the supporters dole out money for summa? NO..they look forward to getting GOVT. contracts etc. So the gullible politician is duped into using his power to help those who supported him. That is how the whole scenario of corruption take place in Sri Lanka. The other factor is that most of the officials use the politicians name and fill their coffers with abuse of power.
      The Govt and politicians are held responcible they lose their seat and go home with a hefty pension and ill gotten wealth.
      The public official continues to rob the public even with the next Govt.
      The only way to minimize I repeat minmize corruption is by intiating the first past the post electoral system back again.

      • Mahinada Rajapaksa

        That’s why you guys should not vote MR and vote SF. At least taking a risk is better than suicide.

  25. Udaya

    No answers on missing $472 million tsunami bucks

    THIS MONEY WILL BE WITH MAHINDA AND HIS FAMILY ACCOUNT

    • VOICE FOR THE CHANGE

      This CBK made clear even much earlier. MR and co are a bunch of thugs and abusers

  26. Jayan

    If Gota has ordered to kill all the surrending LTTE ers, he should be thanked. Can’t you people see that now we don’t have to worry about court cases and releasing murderers back to the society.

  27. Bernard

    Me anduwe dushanayak na kiyala me smaharak mahthhuru(nonalath) kiyanawa.Me tharam corrupted aanduwak lankawe thibunema na.
    atthta kiyanna bari attha dakinna bari attha kiyanawa ahagena inna bari oyalata
    Budu dahame honda wachanayak thiyenawa.
    Oyalata budu saranai.
    Generalta Jayawewa!!!!!

    • බබා

      ඉතිං ජෙනරලයත් පල් හොරෙක්නෙ. එයාගෙ බෑනට කියලනෙ කොමිස් අරං තියෙන්නෙ.

  28. VICTOR

    If Fredrica has published what Sarath Fonseka did not say, it’s upto him to sue the newspaper. Fredrica must produce tangible evidence to show that what she published was what SF said without any distortion. Publishing SF’S clarification only will not put the record straight.

  29. Terminator

    Fonseka is a dangerous man. Soon after he is defeated in the election he might go to US and betray our country. He is like a rabid dog and should be put out of his misery immediately after the election before he do more damage to out country.

    • sugath

      please do not insult a person who directly participated to end 30 year war in our country. May be Fonseka is dangerous; can you deal with a person like prabakaran softly, or with corrupted politicians. Infact his program to fight with LTTE from several sides simultaniously worked for the downfall of prabakaran. Why such a war is put to the level of dog because of he enterred in politics. He is person with 40 year in government service who knows hardships of general public than a cunning greedy politician who is speniding a huge sum of money to protect his power. See his gang, mervin supported by people like kudu nuwan, for very important ministry which was held by himself years before; labour ministry. do you thinnk the country is going in the correct path under the leadership of this man. Why you blame a person as he is opposing this corrupt gang. Please correct your thinking.

      • Chandika

        Fonseka is not dangerous. He is a bloody coward who shelter behind Ranil,Mangala,JVP and TNA.The Government should not have appointed such a traitor to that poweful post.I am sure now they repent. I wish Sri Lankans are not stupid enough to vote that retired Hnasaya!

    • izzy

      Terminator, my foot! What exactly are you implying about General Fonseka – IF he loses the election?

  30. Nihal

    Terminator stands for what is wrong with this government today where people like Mervin rule. They are the people who can damage our great nation. As long as we have the truth and the moral justice on our side, we don’t need to fear any force. Bur MR and Company are crying from fear, where the General says that he will face any force with the truth. Feel sorry for a miserable subhuman like “Terminator” who should think of his parents, teachers, and family if he has not already put them out of the misery of living in one of the most corrupt and violent countries in the world before he thinks of what he could do to a National leader with a democratic force behind him.

  31. Sellam

    Whatever happened between the Defence Secretary and General Fonseka is a matter that happens everywhere which should not have come in public, General Fonseka should not have entered as a presidential candidate. The president, the defence secretary, Generala Fonseka, other military officials, Soldiers on the ground, the Navy and the Air force all jointly worked hard to defeat the LTTE,Thousands of soldiers perished in this fight. It is a joint effort. No one person can take the credit for the victory. The military codes and what happened on the ground during the last stages of war is a confidential matter and not for scrutiny by anybody. General Fonseka should not have uttered those words blaming the Defence Secretary. Then turning the story that he is responsible for everything what happened is a not a responsible statement. The differences should have been sorted out in a different manner. He should understand that UNP Ranil is using him for his own interests . One day he will fall foul to Ranil Wickremasinghe. 8 and 8 be careful .

  32. Park

    I am confused. If the tigers were restricted to a 100m X 100m area, why did not the army just keep them there so that ultimately the LTTE would have surrendered? This would have given an opportunity to the SL Govt., to charge them in a court of law and prove SL is not a barbaric country and the citizens of SL are decent law abiding citizens. We lost a Golden opportunity. An open court would have even brought out the private dealings various politicians of the Govt and opposition had with LTTE over the years. This would have given an opportunity to the citizens of SL to clear the mess from politics.

    • Tishan

      somebody must be joking! if u really believe we should hv try these nuts in the courts. those brain washed snakes should be killed. ur talking like american. they kill all the want n talk abt peace to rest of the world.
      as a sri lanks i’m not ashamed what we did. with tamils we hv no quarrels. ltte are terrorists. they should be terminated to the last.
      we didnt lost the golden opportunity, we used it. if world think we’re barberic, let them. they dont come to live here. they kept their big mouths shut, when ltte killing load of civilians. go to hell park! sri lankans dont need ur approval.

    • Jeen

      u bloody park.keep ur mouth shut.

    • Dilshan

      It is not the Singheela Soldiers are BARBARIC, the Buddhist Monks are the Barbarica and Insutruct our People to Kill the Indigenous People to KILL since their Arrival to our country.

  33. Nilamal

    SF has done a cartwheel by this clarification only because the intended mud slinging at GOTA backfired. The article in question gave too much emphasis to the fact that GOTA ordered the killing. If SF and the SL did not work in connivance the article would not use the word exclusivity to make emphasis on the issue relating to an order said to have been given by GOTA. Only when the UNP and the JVP realized the consequences that he took total responcibility. That was because,
    1. If GOTA was giving orders then what was SF’S position in the army as the commander? He cannot claim that he was the soul person behind the win.
    2. The journalist whom he claims told him the story will have to be exposed at an inquiry and if it turns out to be that this is a story cooked up by SF to tarnish the image of GOTA then his credibility is lost.
    3. Why did he wait all this time to expose this?
    What concrete measures did he take to find out if the story of the media man was true.(my assumption is that it was a cooked up story by SF)
    4. Given the recent utterences by SF contradicting what he said on the war and the leadership and support received from MR and GOTA on ITN and Rupavahini proves what a liar SF is. He has proved he is an opportunist and will twist and turn everything he says.

    I only wish that SF will win this elections if people are stupid enough to vote for him so that they can suffer under this selfserving, opportunist. The UNP & JVP will get what they deserve for trusting him.
    There is a saying JUDGE A PERSON BY NOT WHAT HE DOES TO YOU BUT BY WHAT HE DOES TO OTHERS.

    • Nilamal

      I wish to add that the body language of SF when making the statement at the hurriedly called press conference was one of guilty person….like a child berated by the parents for doing something wrong.

  34. Kingkong

    We believe the brave Sunday Leader editor and her courageous stand by what she published of the statement made by the coward General who hid himself in China in the final days of the war. We commend the Sunday Leader editor who affirmed that the General made this statement. Now he says that the editor cried at him and pleaded not to sue her. This is a deliberate lie. Now he has realized that he has ruine his chances of even fininshing second in the contest. General, you have exhausted your quota of lies for the whole campaign within 10 days. From now on every lie of yours will be considered as foul, so be careful ! Please leave the Sunday Leader editor alone!

  35. Deepskydiver

    Whether it be MR or SF … the leader of a country should be balanced … listening to all races and their needs. SF did a good job at the ARMY , but without the Political backing of MR he could have never done it by himself.
    I beleive it is not a time to fight and segregate , think about the greater good. We should be thankful to MR for providing the correct political background , as well as SF for doing his job right. Let MR conitue his fw years .. let hm continue the development of the economy and infrastructure …. after all it is us who benefit from them not MR. Be wise. Listen to your mind , not your heart .. don’t run after your feelings.

    • raguna

      “Let him continue the development of the economy and infrastructure…..” for whose benefit? The Cabinet has 115 or so Ministers, for whose benefit? P.E. is going to be held 2 years in advance, for whose benefit. Every other day influential people (remember they are not hungry peasants..) are being invited to Official residences and fed with a royal meal, for whose benefit………. . The list is endless. As I have said elsewhere on similar topic, as long as the people of this country stay brainwashed with extended ‘Patriotism and Gratitude” we will sink…sink….

  36. Nandana

    See how he changes his word before even getting into politics ,Think how he will behave after getting power.

  37. Dan

    Bee enough not to attack each other in this coloum. But speak of the policies and facts without attacking persons with unwise and unwanted words against anybody. Be a lover of people. Respect others and their views. If you do not agree with a person’s views, then only speak about the views and not the person.

    • If Generals are known to be hard nuts, General Fonseka is known to be a ruthless nut. If RanilW and company think they could be the puppeteers of a hardnosed General then they are sadly mistaken. Only fools would expect President Fonseka (hypothetical) to transfer his executive powers to the parliament. The LTTE apologist Mano Ganeshan is mistaken if he thinks the General will give Eelamists what LTTE could not. Same goes for Taliban sympathiser Rauf Hakeem. They should remember that the General is not used to taking petty orders from pokey people like them but giving tough missions to hard people.

      • Gajaman

        Leela, thop’i Beeladha?

        Don’t insult Rauff, Mano and others as calling them “pokey people”! They don’t eat pork. Isn’t it better to have Mr. Clean with Swan symbol to clean out the Sakkiliya’s “Porky Pigs” and put an end to the LOONEY TUNES :)

  38. lionel wijesundara

    General is an idiot. voters must understand that we shout not vote for such a idiot as president of this country.

      • Southernersvoice

        SF has done a cartwheel by this clarification only because the intended mud slinging at GOTA backfired. The article in question gave too much emphasis to the fact that GOTA ordered the killing. If SF and the SL did not work in connivance the article would not use the word exclusivity to make emphasis on the issue relating to an order said to have been given by GOTA. Only when the UNP and the JVP realized the consequences that he took total responcibility. That was because,
        1. If GOTA was giving orders then what was SF’S position in the army as the commander? He cannot claim that he was the soul person behind the win.
        2. The journalist whom he claims told him the story will have to be exposed at an inquiry and if it turns out to be that this is a story cooked up by SF to tarnish the image of GOTA then his credibility is lost.
        3. Why did he wait all this time to expose this?
        What concrete measures did he take to find out if the story of the media man was true.(my assumption is that it was a cooked up story by SF)
        4. Given the recent utterences by SF contradicting what he said on the war and the leadership and support received from MR and GOTA on ITN and Rupavahini proves what a liar SF is. He has proved he is an opportunist and will twist and turn everything he says.

        I only wish that SF will win this elections if people are stupid enough to vote for him so that they can suffer under this selfserving, opportunist. The UNP & JVP will get what they deserve for trusting him.
        There is a saying JUDGE A PERSON BY NOT WHAT HE DOES TO YOU BUT BY WHAT HE DOES TO OTHERS.

    • Southernersvoice

      you guys should be the idiots of the idiots not to see the reality of the grievances of the poorest of the poor who are the masses in sl. While they themselves are trying to stregthen their pockets, how many of srilankens can afford their day today life today. When looking at the lists of corruptiions charges, one can feel how much of funds couldl better have been saved for the benefit of the poor in this country. For a better corruption less administration, and better future,change is imperative.

  39. Saman

    You see all of you do not know the truth at all , you all are just shouting as Jack Asses. None of you have been in the war front, not in the war field, battle field not even close to SF. Please understand that without arguing on baseless points use your brain to understand

  40. Ponseka

    SF is not corrupt though he has done small things as the chairman of the army tender board. Yes! we’d better vote for him

    • sira

      AT LAST SOMEONE HAS ADMITTED PONY HAS DONE SMALL CORRUPT THINGS AS CHAIRMAN OF T.B. BEING A HIGHLY RESPONSIBLE OFFICER THE LAW WILL HAVE TO BE STICKED TO WITOUT ANY BIAS. HE SHOULD BE COURT MARSHALLED.

  41. potta harry

    This is the worst clarification ever! It neither confirms or denies anything.This is just hear-say evidence, which can only be useful to people like the special rapporteur, Phillip Alston, who can make mountains out of mole hills. I don’t know which is worst enemy of S.F.,his mouth or his political advisers.

  42. lankaputhra

    General Sarath Fonseka`s self imposed task of clearing Sri lankan politics of corruption is only a facade to hoodwink the gullible in the electorate. He is being handled by certain countries hellbent on disgracing president Mahinda Rajapakse. General Fonseka has joined hands with the United national Party, a group which finds itself aligned with the western powers who opposed the humanitarian operations against the LTTE, to liberate the tamils in the North and East. UNP has done everything possible to scuttle the war effort and discredit the government.

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