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Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

Has anyone seen Sarath Fonseka?

This Uva election has been dubbed as a testing of the waters for bigger elections, such as the Presidential.  This is why the ruling party and the main opposition party, the UNP,were so very vocal…or ‘louder than usual’.  The JVP also made , but they’ve not been loud-mouthed or uncouth.  Disciplined.  But what happened to the Democratic Party and Sarath Fonseka? Were they campaigning quietly or lost in the thick of things?

Politics is a hirikitha business

Vishvanatha Kulathunga, a UNP candidate and a party organizer, has resigned from his post. He says that it is not possible to do politics with Harin Fernando. Harin, he claims, is only concerned about the number of preferential votes he will get.  Well, the truth is that if Harin hadn’t resigned his parliamentary seat and decided to contest the UNP would not have had a campaign in Uva, considering the fact that the party high-ups are mostly concerned about bickering and trading insults.  But even if Harin was the devil himself, that can’t be reason enough for this move for politics is a devil’s own game.  You are not going to be rubbing shoulders with saints.  If you didn’t know that, Vishvanatha, then you should not have entered the fray in the first place!

Sri Lanka's former army chief and defeatElection Commissioner issues license for anarchy

The Elections Commissioner says that there’s always been abuse of state resources.  Ok, that’s not news.  But what is he really saying here?  He’s saying, “stop whining, it’s part of the story”.  He’s saying “there’s not much I can do about it.”  He’s also saying “go ahead, do whatever you want!”  The same could be said about the violation of election laws and election violence.  Nice!

Robbing the slogans

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that electricity tariffs will be reduced. Fuel prices will also come down.  Now it is not that Sri Lanka experienced phenomenal growth in the economy, or that we, as a nation, suddenly entered the top bracket in terms of GDP.  But we know is that there’s an election.  And that there might be bigger elections to come.  These subsidies will hurt the Treasury.  What that does to overall development in the long run, we don’t need to spell out.  King Politics rules.  That’s all we need to know.  In other words ‘badu mila pahatha damau’ (reduce prices) is a slogan that has now lost currency.

Wimal’s new name

He calls himself the ‘Goriyakaravana Raala’ or the Official Rabble-Rouser of the government.  He raises hell, in other words.  Riles people up.  Makes people sit up, take notice.  He claims he gets the powers that be to listen and accept his proposals.  Perhaps this Government needs such a person.  But that’s, traditionally, the role of the Opposition. Is Wimal the ‘true’ opposition, then?

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    The Elections Commissioner says that there’s always been abuse of state resources. OK, that’s not news. But what is he really saying here? He’s saying, “stop whining, it’s part of the story”. He’s saying “there’s not much I can do about it.” He’s also saying “go ahead, do whatever you want!” Malinda deserves the award for creative writing. I have taught myself to enjoy his style of ceremonial writing of his own talent. Worth for the laptop and above!

    ” But even if Harin was the devil himself, that can’t be reason enough for this move for politics is a devil’s own game. You are not going to be rubbing shoulders with saints.” Isn’t it journalism also no longer rubbing the shoulders with pretty press women? It is as heavy as like a senile spouse sitting on the lap, isn’t it? What is your experience Malinda, after UNP’s surprising performance at Uva? How the things fair there?

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      Malinda Seneviratne –

      Has anyone seen Sarath Fonseka?

      Has anyone seen BBS and the Norwegians?

      Malinda, is that the Shilling and Whitewashing task assigned to you this week?

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        This is all because Malinda wants an another laptop abusing tax payers funds. This kind of ballige puthas to misguide the nation in this way should have to be stoped in this island nation. I am confused when I see why the guy who once had been at Harward to turn not second to Mervin to this day

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      Malinda,

      Quit looking for General Fonseka.

      Find yourself first. Write in line with your conscience.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Find yourself first. Write in line with your conscience.”

        Conscience, you must be joking. Who is willing to supply much needed perks and allow this man to feel being part of the establishment?

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    Malinda, what is the purpose of this article? You started with an attack on General Fonseka, then you moved to the “paid job” of yours and attacked Harin. Why don’t you for once, be honest, and ask where Namal the organizer of UVA election is? Where is Gotha who wants to be a politician after all the atrocities he has committed and continue to commit. Be honest to yourself. You have paid more than enough for the free computer you got, open your eyes at least now and write a proper article.

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      Park,

      Be real,

      you can’t take the bread from his mouth: He has to vomit out all these nonsense for the bread and everything else provided by the Godfather.

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    The photos take up more space than the words. This creature calls itself a journalist !

    The ” purpose” is to earn his daily bread. It is now obvious that he gets paid by the ruling clan, I hope he has an escape route planned for when it all ends.

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    The problem is not Fonseka’s “invisibility.” It is this bootlicker’s VISIBILITY on places like CT which is blocked by the people who provided him with his last laptop and the position of National Chess Coach, so that he could use his passport at our expense!
    Msalinda Seneviratne epitomises everything that is undemocratic and vile in this country. No less.

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    I wonder why people comment on your blog? Just check all the replies you get and tabulate over the years and confirm the decline in your poularity by analysing the decline in numbers as well as increase in adverse comments against you!

    I have not bothered to reply your articles and even put mails in spam! Please take stock and get an insight without blind support to MaRa, OR use your writing skills on something more intesting such as “Sexual fantasies of politicians”! Don’t waste your talent!

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    Poor johnny, Fony has moved to his due place – history books. We have been saying this for a long time.

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      I thought his due place was Welikada

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    “Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka”
    -Maybe the White Van took him away?

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    “Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka”
    He was last seen at the EPF headquarters trying to find out if his EPF was safe after the Central Bank-NSB gillmart.

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    Has any one seen the UNHCR’s report on SL , take a look at it !

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has in its oral update on the investigation on the war in Sri Lanka, noted that a fundamental and far-reaching accountability process in Sri Lanka, addressing both past and ongoing violations, is absolutely necessary for Sri Lankans.

    In the oral update, which will be formally communicated to the UN Human Rights Council at its ongoing regular session on Wednesday, OHCHR says, notwithstanding the commendable progress the Sri Lankan Government has made in resettlement and reconstruction, a far-reaching accountability process in Sri Lanka is necessary for Sri Lankans to come to terms with their past, end impunity, achieve reconciliation between communities and strengthen the rule of law.

    The oral update says the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, intends the comprehensive investigation mandated by the Human Rights Council and being undertaken by OHCHR to make an important contribution in this regard.

    He therefore appealed once again to the Sri Lankan authorities to cooperate fully with the investigation, as well as with the relevant Special Procedures mandate holders, in the long-term interests of all Sri Lankans.

    The High Commissioner also noted that the Government has invited him to visit Sri Lanka and he will be meeting with the Minister of External Affairs in New York later this month. (Colombo Gazette)

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    ” Perhaps this Government needs such a person. But that’s, traditionally, the role of the Opposition. Is Wimal the ‘true’ opposition, then”

    You are dead right Malinda. Government need person Like Wimal to arrange “Maranthika Upawasa”, Serve as a Judge in case of an Impeachment, Insult Opposition Politicians, Selling “Jaathi Aalaya” to protect Rajapaksha and staging fake protests against Rapaksha regime to divert public attention etc. etc.

    Also Government need person Like Wasideva, Tissa Vitharana, DEW, Champika, Rathana, Malinda Seneviratna, Rajpal Abenayaka etc. etc. for Rajapaksha’s survival.

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    Malinda- yours is an utterly puerile attempt to take away the glory off Harin Fernando who broke all records and secured over 175,000 pref votes. You use your spin for that but the ball has spun back to you hitting your b–lls. We know how you launched a booklet with Gota in the chair. Hurry up and adjust your sails before the popular tide that at Uva develops into a Tsunami and takes you away to Yama Rajjuruwo along with the Maharaja.

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    Yes of course. I saw him selling snake-oil for political pains, next to the sweep ticket seller under the Bo Tree at Pettah junction.

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    has anybody seen Malinda Senaviratne? Must be under the table

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    You could have seen him , if Gota and MR didnt put him in jail after last presidential polls. We dont have to warry about him. Just warry about the people who is suffering from hiking prices, living in a hell, no democratic rights, cannot walk without thugs free environment, white van killings, corruption everywhere, Tution kada mania and all. You should focus on day to day difficulties faced by the people. But what you write here is garbage!

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    “Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka”. [Edited out]

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    Goodness me. This man has absolutely no shame. In comparison I think Rajpal Abeynaike is better……..he admits he has no shame.

    Aman

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    Sarath Fonseka’s absence must be regarded as a blessing in some quarters. Every time he opened his mouth he tend to put his foot in it. Do you really think he does not know the whereabouts of his son-in-law Dumindha still at large and awaiting questioning on corruption charges in which SF played a significant part. He was a competent General though slightly corrupt and I am sure also mentally deranged because he could have retired with full honours and opulence in the arms of his family in his mansion in Oklahoma. Instead he went against the most vindictive of the Rajapakses which he was bound to lose despite having the numbers to win.

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      What the hell have you been bubling here. How many of politicians relatives stay scot free even if they have been abusing anyone in the country today ? Why is that the law is only valid to SF and his family ? These are the consequences when the uneducated, high corrupted, idiots rule the nation. From external affairs to education there is no place for anyone who brings adequatequalifications to join them. Drug loads are being imported with direct approval of Rajapakshes and the relatiives nothing seem to be done against them. PM and his office was caught in acts nothing like legal steps were taken – now the issue is swpt under the carpet. And that Kudu duminda de silva murdered Bharatha- enough evidence are there, but Rajapakshe backed him to continue his life scot free. In a country where high criminals and thugs are bred as rats today ( to the speed of rats breeding) for me and many that have let alone little brains would never feel like SF s accusations are real ones. I have the feeling he is the only person who is uncorrupted – his version of politics are mandatory to free the country from the clutches from Rajapakshe facists.

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        Seelawathie Punchihamy, I cannot understand your obedience to this corrupt General. Incidentally, I was talking about Danuna Tilakaratne the arms dealer son-in-law and not Duminda da Silva who has nothing to do with this kettle of rotten fish. Sarath Fonseka (see Asian Tribune 25.01.2010) has been accused of:

        a) Corruption
        b) Sexually molesting young country lasses who were his subordinates in the Army he commanded. He has allegedly assaulted 71 women soldiers including as documented, Capt. Lakshimi Denagama, Capt. Preethi Weeraratne, Officer Nandani Menike, Cprl. Jayasuriya etc.
        c) Wife beating.
        d) Threatening, intimidating and killing. He was accused of no greater illustrious man than the UNP leader, of assassinating the Sunday Leader Editor in 2009.

        Sarath Fonseka was reportedly suffering from erotomania i.e. a disease related to excessive sexual desires among other things. He was probably not responsible for his despicable actions.

        On the subject of Sarath Fonseka’s abuse of his Army Command it also includes the supply of Army Boots and Shoes contract that was handed to Gajasakthi Security without a tender. This company was owned by retired Army Commander General Hamilton Wanasinghe, an ardent supporter of Sarath Fonseka. Also, Danuna’s father Brigadier Tilakaratne was the Manager.

        Sarath Fonseka also condemned several perfect Army vehicles only to sell them off to his friends. At least 3 landrovers were sold to Danuna Tilakaratne’s friend Subodah Manohara Vithanage, of 909/9 Adikaram Mawatha, Ettulkotte, Kotte as reported.

        To date the only HiCorp executive arrested and charged for the irregular supply of Army Procurements is Randy deHoedt. HiCorp was Danuna’s company.

        Sarath Fonseka abused his command at least from September to December 2000 by making unauthorised telephone calls by Satellite phone to his daughters and family members in USA among others. Subsequently Sri Lankan Army demanded from him the immediate payment of over Rs. 1.8 million for the unauthorised use of the Immarsat Satellite phones.

        There is more but my arms had begun to ache.

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    Did the UNP hand out American Dollars to Fonseka this time too?..

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    “Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka”

    Malinda, ask your closest female relative who is consorting with him.

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    Has any body seen Malinda [Edited out]

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    A friend of mine who was with Malinda in the JHU told me he suspects, Malinda is suffering from memory loss I.e. Dementia . I never believe him as I thought Malinda is in good health. He further told me after start doing ” Kadeyama”. For MahindaRajapaksa he became bit seriou.
    This article with a heading which has no connection to the body of the article proves that my friend Malinda is really sick.
    If he start eating “Delum” he may be able to stop this detiriation of his memory cells. I feel sorry for Malinda.

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      Upasiri, I did not know you are a doctor of medicine? :-)

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    who is this asshole who is hunting for GENERAL SF.If you put this accentric guy on the scales with SF the reading will be 100 to 1. when Malinda speaks we know its his masters voice.

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    “Has Anyone Seen Sarath Fonseka”

    Yes you can ask the same question on Mahinda, Bara and Gota in Six months time.

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