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An Empty Token Of Appreciation!


A 25 perch land at Kirimandala Mawatha, Narahenpita gifted by the government to General Sarath Fonseka as a token of appreciation for his role in defeating the LTTE, stands empty – except for a derelict security hut. Symbolic of their barren relationship.
Photo by Thusitha Kumara

55 Comments for “An Empty Token Of Appreciation!”

  1. Nadarasa - Hatton

    ஈழத் தமிழர் மீதான அழித்தொழிப்பு யுத்தம் ஒன்று மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டு ஒரு ஆண்டு நெருங்கிக்கொண்டிருக்கின்றது. ஈழத்தமிழ் இனத்தின் வரலாற்றில் என்றைக்குமே மறக்கமுடியாத நாட்கள் அவை. ஈழத் தமிழர்கள் ஒரு மூலைக்குள் முடக்கப்பட்டு பட்டினி போடப்பட்டு இரசாயனக் குண்டுகளாலும் கனரக ஆயுதங்களாலும் துடிக்கத் துடிக்க அழிக்கப்படதான ஒரு நிகழ்வு சுமார் ஒரு வருடத்தின் முன்னர் இந்தியாவால் திட்டமிட்டு அரங்கேற்றப்பட்டது. 40,௦௦௦௦௦௦ ஆயிரம் ஈழத் தமிழர்கள் கொல்லப்பட்டார்கள் ௦௦௦

    Posted by: Nadarasa – Hatton | May 7, 2010 08:39 AM

    • anthony jones

      Hi, I am a tamil, just canot what you mean.

      Can you please submit a translation to enable the many non tamils and myself to enjoy your posting. Thanks. a j.

      • Manoharan

        Sorry anthony
        I am not sure if you are a Tamilan or not but one thing is for you have no idea of what happened. go suck your lollypop

    • 1st Commando Rgmt

      seem like we have our own tsunami in power destroying every one and everything . worse he is grooming his family to continue after him.
      I am not sure of the tamil comment but I understand he is commenting about the killing of the 40000 Tamils killed in the final stage. I am not sure if the number is right but to my understanding its close to 25000 and may be equal number wounded and maimed. I know there are lot of hardship that those people are going thru. There were so many instance of summery executions. So many instance of rape was reported but no one did anything. Even at the last stage LTTE proved that they are superior and disciplined as they made sure that our soldiers who where in their custody were released and made sure they were safe. I also heard that once our soldiers were released that we fired at the LTTE Carders who escorted them to safety and I believe that is what you see in Channel 4 Video. I can’t talk much or write much as I could be traced and branded traitor but the truth will come out one day.

    • don

      this is a english newspaper u idiot! so illiterate!

    • Manoharan

      Well said Nadarasa
      Sri Lankans have defeated what LTTE could not do ! war Hero has become Zero. Sarth in jail Mahindha need Gilmat to win election ha ha ha

  2. rajapaksa

    AWAITING FOR ANOTHER TSUNAMI FOR SOUTH TO WIPE OUT THESE SINHALA EXTREMISTS

    • Prabahkaran

      No need a Tsunami to wipe out the extremists Tamils. The god has done that job already.

  3. Yakolis

    Vicious and Vindictive! Is the government expecting to get more votes or to lose votes by doing this?

    • anthony jones

      You must be hallucinating of another election, the modayas have gifted the nation to the Pakse’s.

      Soon it will be sour grapes time, the theme will be if only Velu Pirbha was around, now it is too late for that. a j.

  4. M.H.Sheriff

    Quite true this the way our bogus patriots treat a WAR HERO.
    A Sheer political vengeance.

    • Taranga

      War hero or a rapist???

        • Genarala

          War Hero! my foot !

          He was bombed inside his own army head quaters. That shows his efficiency when he cannot guard his own back yard how can he protect the country.

        • Guest

          Genarala Your foot or d. ck is war hero. May be your war is with your wife.

        • M.H.Sheriff

          In reply to Genarala
          Meticulous Planner Prabhakaran too failed in his final episide to SFs strategy,thats the way
          war is win & lose, that has nothing to do with
          protecting the country.
          Dont become a bootlicker of MR.

        • Genarala

          Sheriff,
          You moron. This man is the biggest traitor in history after monarawila disawa who helped the british to capture the kandyan king! Some points for your warped brain to ponder:

          - If Fredrika was lying about his claim that Prabs was murdered still no legal action aginst her

          - No explanation what so ever about the 72 million in bank lockers

          - Just a few weeks before the end of war he orders 300 million worth of weapons from China, and immidietly after the war he wanted to raise the armed forces to 300,000. claiming that threre is still threat to the country. Now last
          week in parliament in the vote for the emergency he vote against now there is no threat.

          This is the duplicity of this nut. Thank god Sri Lanka escaped from a dictator for not voting him for the president. It would have been a military junta like Myanmar.

          And Sheriff you would have survived knowing you thambiyas can play both sides. See Muzamil during provincial councils and now Abdul cader from Kandy.

        • M.H.Sheriff

          In reply to Generalas comment on 11th @12-53
          By reading your reply i can judge by your words how low is your character & you definitely belong to the thug clan, how your opinion is one sided, learn the law of the land no one can go to courts without proof on hear say evidence, those white flag issue was unofficial conversation & discussion with Fredrica Janz still that tape not put out by Fredrica if it exists.
          It seems you have not understood the contents of that speech sad to know you have gulped the blatant lie pumped by the state media against Fonseka.
          What proof you to say SF ordered weapons worth 300 million from China even if he ordered it has to be passed by Defence secretary & The Prasident.
          Yes he want to increase the Army so our downtrodden rural boys could be exported to United Nation force thus earn valuable foreign exchange.
          Before becoming President you are calling him a dictator & with vulgar remarks of low caste singhalaya.
          Dont be henchaiyyah of UPFA open up all politicians voults & lockers & see how much money they have ammassed.
          Why didnt MR declare his assets upto now to the public where as SF did by 2nd week of presidential election.
          Your bragart Govt could not forward a budget , still displaced people are not settled, no medicine in state hospital the most important Saline is not available ,
          bread & gas price increased.
          here you are arguing about SF.
          I hope this is enough to put a soopuwa to your mouth but thrada low class will reply back.

  5. somawansa

    government offered 10 perch each for Fonseka, Karannagoda and goonatilake but Fonseka wanted 25 perchases ! . Gota agreed. But fonseka betrayed Gota for reason best known to him ! . will Gota allow him to have all 25 perchases ? . how about the poor soldiers who lost their life and limb to win the war ?

    • Gotas brother MR betrayed JVP.

      • Nadarasa - Hatton

        Tamils were describing the July ‘83 holocaust as the worst they had seen in their history, but the Tamils came up with no words to describe the war of 2009, and tens of thousands of people were butchered all alone in the month of May, 2009, which broke the previous record catastrophe of July’83. Sri Lanka is celebrating the death of Tamils, with a large Sinhala crowd, as a military victory, but for Tamils it is the month to reflect and remember. This is the month for them to unite and foster their support in obtaining their freedom. It is the time to make a vow to put pressure upon the international community to investigate the genocide of the war, conducted by Sri Lanka, and to punish the perpetrators, in the same way Slobodan Milosevic was punished by the International Court of Justice.

    • manjula

      Ias gota the all mighty lord to give land at his freewill. Idiot

  6. Divide India

    Sad to know about Anthony’s tamil knowledge. I donot blame Srilankan Governement for killings. India is always reponsible for these killings.They killed Singhal JVP in 1971, again IPKF killed and raped tamils.This time they came under SL uniform and killed us.Indians are like ants all over the world.
    India should be divided like Russia.
    Indans are the worst human righ abusers in the world in the name of democratic government.They export corruption all over the world and no wonder they have problem in Australia. All is over but I still beleive that our Sinhala friends are far better than bloddy indians.

  7. SUNIL

    THIS STUPID TRAITOR NOT DESERVE INCH OF LAND FREE. HE IS REAL TRAITOR WHO BETRAIED OUR COUNTRY TO FULL FILL ENIMIES OF THE COUNTRY. THIS MAN DESERVE BOGAMBARA REST OF HIS LIFE.

    • To Sunil
      The word traitor is your imagination, you too is a sucker of lies.

    • Genarala

      I totally agree, Thid traitor who let down his own commanders who sacrifieced their lives in the front lines while he sat in a comfortable chair in Colombo. His ‘white flag story’ was the main tool for the Tamil diaspora to demand a war crimes tribunal. We who live out side SL knows how much damage this idiot has done for the country’s image. He claims are as if he won the war single handed. What is he ‘ Rambo”????. It is like his other joker of the same party, Arjuna who always speak as if he won the world cup single handed.

      Now these two clown have joined the ‘circus’ The JVP. The murderes who killed the inetlectuals, ruined the economy, dragged SL to the dark ages. Did more damage to the economy than the LTTE.

      Atleast, Wimal Weerawansa although a nut case, moved away from these traitors. That why he got more prefential votes than the other ‘humbug’ Ranil.

      • Guest

        Mahinda Rajapaksha is the real traitor. He put all the war heros in the retirement or jail. He promoted loses in the army and now they lick president’s boot. Army is not ready if the second wave of LTTE attack come unexpectedly. Still we don’t know what had happened to Pottu Aman. May be Gota tie will help all of us to hang ourselves to suiside.

      • M.H.Sheriff

        To Generala
        you are infected with the virus of State Media, general never brought the White Flag issue it was the media which blew it out of proportion, including the TNA bogus agreement.
        JVP too is a victim of capitalist media bashing which you have gulped like honey instead of an armchair critic
        try to make a research about JVP.

  8. To Sunil
    Learn the meaning of traitor before commenting, you too seems to be a sucker of lies

    • Genarala

      Sheriff,

      Have you got any cuppliers contract with the army during Fonny’s time.

      • Guest

        Wipe you as. well before you sniff other’s as.es. I can see your’s is covered with many layers of Guuuuuuuuuuu!

      • M.H.Sheriff

        Generala dont become a humbug, forward mature political questions without arguing like silly youth.

  9. Lord

    There are always 2 sides to a story. But what I can’t understand is why MR & bros are stooping to levels that only bring humiliation & disgrace to them. They have the mandate of the masses, now is the time to do good/serve the country, instead of having personal grudges. Life is too short gents, our mother Lanka’s prosperity is too important and any individual or Sri Lankan citizen. We want a prosperous mother Lanka. For that the Govt should dedicate their time to resolve the issues the masses face. Do not fill your pockets; remember retribution comes on this birth.

    • Genarala

      Listen my Lord!

      If you have a virus in your system, either you eliminate it or atleast supress it. Otherwise it will multiply and destroy the wohle body.
      Same thing applies to Fonny. If you do not supress this virus he will go infront of the UN and will do more damage to the country.

      Then it will be like the GSP. More sanctions & embargos. How can a country go forward if it branded an ‘international pariah”. because of a loose mouth General.

      • M.H.Sheriff

        Generala tell that to Fredrica Janz.

        • Genarala

          Answer my point Shriff. Even recently he said that he will give evidence at any human right trials. Do you want SL to be treated like Libya, a international pariah or you want this traitor to be let loose.

        • M.H.Sheriff

          To Generala
          After going through all the humiliation & detention it is worth going against Gota.

  10. THIS SAYS THE QUALITY OF THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS.SHAME.

  11. 1st Commando Rgmt

    Having a suicide attack in the army headquarters is not the fault of the General. True end of the day the buck stops with the commander. But penetrating the security was always the speciality of LTTE. If you see how high profile attacks they always meticulously planned it so well some times even we question our self as to how it is possible. Example Katunayake Airbase , Anuradhapura Airbase, Pooneryn army camp, on Elphant pass, Mullativi army camp, Kilinochi military base , Assassinations of Laksman Kadirgamer, Ranasinghe Premadase, Rajive Gandhi, Brig Larry Wijeratne, C V goonaratne Etc. If you see their strategy has always plan high and always train hard 100% commitment to the cause and good leadership. They always knew the value of every soldier. Unlike us we get soldiers who come for the sake of salary or benefit. If and when we get great soldiers committed and determined we assign them on some cheap politico’s mistress’s personal protection or guard his son when he goes night clubs. Trust me once there was a group of soldiers specially trained overseas assigned to a protection of a house in south owned by a politician after 3 years guarding that empty house and the coconut trees the property was sold. Only once the hamu’s teenage son came with his friends and girl friends and had a party.

  12. SINHALEASE ARE THE MOST UNCIVILISED AND UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD….NOW THEY CALLED SARATH TRAITER….WHEN PREMADAS WAS KILED THEYHAVE FORED CRACKERS…ON THE J R JAYAWARDENA S FUNERAL DAY RADIO AND TV BEEMED BAILA SONGS….THEY WILL DO THE SAME FOR TODAYS MASTERS….SOMETHING WRONG WITH BUDDHISM..AGAIN BLOOD BATH IN THAILAND….

    • Orpheus

      That was the Choala,Portugese and American influence on Singhalese culture(minority Singhalese). They could get worse with the internet articles written by dmented writers, cults and criminals like Akon. Thailans has lots of westren influence, speacily related to sex and drugs, Buddhism has no more control over them. Good Thai Budhdhist are building temples and are practicing religions in other countries.

  13. Psycho

    Get the land back from the traitor.

    In the first place they should not have given the land. This chap was given an extention, another brass button and a salary.

  14. 1st Commando Rgmt

    Elephant Pass was not over run over knight. It happened almost 2-3 years of shadow battle. LTTE had a master plan and systematically scored victory over that period. Several commanding officers were involved Commanding Officer Brigadier Egodawela was the man on the ground and Army commander Srilal Weerasooriya and Army Chief of Staff Lionel Balagalle was. ALTHOUGH there were more than 15,000 troops in the Elephant Pass base and there are fewer than 5,000 LTTE cadres were able to overrun the camp. the Elephant Base base had ample quantities of canned food and dry rations; after taking over the camp, the LTTE distributed these to civilians in the Wanni area. some of the Army officers who were killed were Brig. Percy Fernando, Col. Bhatiya Jayatilleke, Col. Neil Akmeemana and Lt. Col. Hewage Hewawasam. On the Tigers’ side, the women’s brigade chief, ‘Lt. Col.’ Lakshiya, was reported killed.

  15. Orpheus

    This is a news item about a piece of land given to SF by the government. Most of these comments have no bearing to the subject. The writers sound like they are demented.
    Write some constructive comments.

  16. Genarala

    Sheriff;

    The more I see you comments the more I am convinced that you had a deal with the army durinf Fonny’s reign. Even a dence idiot can see through the duplicity of this man. Read my 3 comments to you on top

  17. sk

    Lot of sri Lankans have extreme ideas. Thats why the country is not heading for development. Lot of people critise others, but do not see their own faults.

    • Manoharan

      Ha ha ha Funny lanka
      Your war hero is in jail & Mahindha blamed for Gilmat. Rajapakse family taking over Sri lanka from LTTE. Opposition leader is in the verge of having diarrhea. Sri lanka has become another province of india. Even ranil is running to india about UNP issues.
      You tried to prevent Tamil Eelam separating from sri lanka and now all is lost – Seem like the tamils are still having the last laugh.

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