2 December, 2020

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I Refused Avant Garde Funds: Fonseka

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today revealed that the Avant Garde Chairperson Nissanka Senadhipathi had offered to fund his polls campaign at the last general election.

Fonseka said that Senadhipathi had spoken to him over the phone and offered to fund his polls campaign without asking anything in return.

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Fonseka said that however he had declined the offer and had told Senadhipathi that if he is willing he could lend a helping hand to upgrade the Democratic Party’s office.

However, Fonseka noted that he had not heard from Senadhipathi thereafter.

Speaking to media in Colombo, Fonseka went on to say that he had heard that the polls campaigns of a number of prominent parliamentarians, were funded by the Avant Garde.

He said this was why some MP’s were trying their utmost to defend the company.

The field Marshal also claimed that 50% of the company’s staff were army deserters. He said that the Avant Garde employed around 2000 army deserters which was an illegal act.

Meanwhile, a press briefing scheduled for today by the Avant Garde Maritime Security Services was cancelled at the last moment without giving any reason.

Also under a Presidential directive the Sri Lanka Navy today commenced reclaiming the weapons which were stocked in several floating armories of the company.

On November 11 President Maithripala Sirisena ordered to hand over the operations of the controversial Avant Garde Maritime Security Services to the Sri Lanka Navy.

The President gave the order following a special meeting with politicians, military and state officials.

The President had ordered to cancel all agreements with the private security firm.

The private security firm’s operations came under scrutiny when the container-carrying vessel “Mahanuwara” docked at the Galle Harbor with a haul of arms on January 18. Avant-Garde Security services which, according to the firm, provides security to ships against the Somali pirates.

Following the docking of a second floating armory, Avant Garde carrying a haul of unauthorized weapons in Galle Harbor on October 5th, the investigations into the firm’s activities intensified.

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  • 17
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    And you juuuuust remembered to reveal this bit of news only NOW???…how fishy is that???

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      Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka

      “Self proclaimed ‘clean man’ Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has continuously lied on the Avant Garde scandal to the public, previously revealed documents by the Colombo Telegraph shows.”

      Did “Justice” Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, get much more than the others from
      Avant Garde ?

      How much more? 100% More? 1,000% more, 10,000% More

      Is that the reason why “Justice’ Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe keeps lying?

      Just curious.

      PS. Just how much more did Marapana get?

      • 8
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        Is Avant Garde the Titanic ship of Ranil & his Govt ?

        I am very serious

    • 14
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      words

      Fonseka says:

      “Fonseka said that however he had declined the offer and had told Senadhipathi that if he is willing he could lend a helping hand to upgrade the Democratic Party’s office.”

      In case if Fonseka was part of the cabinet, we would not have known how far the helping hands would have extended.

    • 10
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      SF is only person seems to be straight forward.

      This country could reawake if he was given a chance. Crime friendly people deserves a rigorous dictator who would go against corruption and abuses. Current rulers seems to be not that strict enough with idiotic majority full ignorants.
      God bless srilanka.
      It is right SF to raise the question as to how Wijedasa Rajaapkshe lives today like a king – how come he earned that billions during the last 10 years. All these I really dont think through his Lawyer carrier. SF has nothing to hide, he can reveal almost everything without any fears. That is what he always does.. there I hat off to you SF.

      • 3
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        Leelawathie

        “SF is only person seems to be straight forward. “

        We are very fortunate to have some good one, in the midst of the bad and ugly ones.

  • 15
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    Politicians funded by Avant Garde are clear to the voters.

    Some directly defend the company while others indirectly defend the company. Some even go to the extent of indirectly assisting them by `appointing friends of this company as Ministers responsible for Police and Judiciary’.

    So much for the alternative leaders who were elected to expose corruption.

    • 4
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      Hareen Fernando ,Deputy Minister, UNP, is another guy

      • 4
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        Regardless of his service done to make a change – he should be sacked from his ministerial position. The kind of new comers can destroy what have been achieved by UNP towards todays politics. Nobody would say, that nothing tangible is done by current regime. But Ranil My3 should do more towards all culprits – sharks being caught by their horns.

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          UNP leader is intelligent enough not to appoint such young men as ministers – had he done so, what would have been the case by this.

          I believe, Hiran, Sujeewa AND other young men should learn it collecting more experience with the time. Even Sajith Premadasa is not yet qualified to become the leader of the nation. His is not comparabe to even that of a sennior minister. As if a constipated man woudl do, he is making every effort in his so call speeches thinking that he could outreach masses, but his term has to prove it.. then perhaps, it can work.
          Sajeeva or Ranajan should leearn to see things with patience even if their performances are the best mostly. Wisdom comes with the time not along because he or she is qualified by a degree. That is seen today.
          But the guys like Dr. Silva (Harsha) or Eranga they are both doing their duties to the top… they are no comparable to any other deputies.

  • 5
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    Sri lankan politicians does not brings laws to control the political donations.

    Because of that as soon as they win the election, their first item if discussion is how distribute car permits.

    then the second item is looking for contracts for their supporters who give big donations.

    Sarath Fonseka also now talk about that. Why he did not tell about that.

    Is gun smaggling or what ever did not affect Sri lanka.

    Important thing is stealing from Sri lankan public. Most politicians do that.

    This is a political issue and if they want to prosecute, they can find so many reasons.

    there are so many ministers who were not prosecuted, Central bank scandle, Ravi Karunanayake who got money from LTTE finananciers is another.

    • 10
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      Jim softy

      Those who misuse/abuse state power seem to have come from a special tribe known as Sinhala/Buddhists.

      I thought this particular tribe seems to be the chosen people of this island.

      What do you have to say about the tribe?

      • 1
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        Native Vedda

        “What do you have to say about the tribe?”

        They are Paradeshis, Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethhol just like the other Para Tribes.

        DNA in their bodies support the above assertion.

        Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

        Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

        http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

        “Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.”

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        But it is muslims who have stolen billions and ran away from the country.

        those who stole and stay in the country are Christian buddhists.

        See mahinda rajapakse real name is Percival and that name is not sinhala buddhist.

      • 2
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        Another Tamil guy, when R Pemadasa was the Prime miniter, was PAskaramlinagam, his right hand in the central bank.

        He had houses all over the wolrd, all with stolen money. As soon as Ranil won the election, he came back and was staying in a hotel until Ranil call him.

        Who knows he may be working in the central bank already.

      • 0
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        Native Vedda,

        “Those who misuse/abuse state power seem to have come from a special tribe known as Sinhala/Buddhists.”

        Mostly yes but that is explained by demographics.

        Or maybe Tamils are more careful and rarely caught?

        Or are Tamils too afraid or too stupid to complain about abuse?

  • 6
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    Corrupt military business is the name of the game to make dirty money by – subcontracting Navy operations to private companies that pretend to be semi-state owned!

    This joke must stop and proper investigations of MILITARY BUSINESSES must be done.

  • 5
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    Military business is when the State or government subsidizes private individuals to gain wealth within the military service sector.

    Because of the secret nature of military businesses CORRUPTION is rife and this is what so called state owned Rakna Lanka and Avant Guard were involved in. It is amazing that the AG and so called Minister of Justice say that this is legal and there is no room to try those involved in such corruption.

    Who were the board Members of these military businesses that ensured transfer of public assets for private gain?

  • 4
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    Deserters? LOL…… AvntGRD, an outfit made of misfits and malingerers? Fancy that. Sir, may I take it that the material you referred to includes those at the top, and the company sponsors that once ran away to the US at the height of the War?

  • 9
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    The man who had secretly arranged the last visit of the notorious Senadhilankara’ to Nigeria was AL Ratnapala who was acting Ambassador in Nigeria.Ratnapala was selected for the post in Nigeria by the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa so that the shady deals of the MR. Government could be smoothly go through.

    Now Ratnapala is said to be occupying high post in the Foreign Ministry.People like these in government service are surely waiting to sabotage the development activities of the new government and it will be done by them unnoticed.Government should wake up before it is too late

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      It is said, a bad individual cannot be kept down. It is always so in SL though only mostly so in many countries.

  • 2
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    Whose money They were trying to. Contribute?

  • 4
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    Hello World,

    “Justice’ Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe ultimate reason for defending Avantguard is to protect our War Hero Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

    Howrediculous is that?

  • 6
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    Galwije: Nothing is rediculous.This is Sri Lanka.Sirisena by delaying dissolving the parliament ruined all chances of electing a strong govt.
    Wijedasa is a slimmy fellow.He ran away from the Shirani B case.

  • 0
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    what does he mean by upgrading his office?A cheque?if he got a big fat cheque then would he have kept his big fat mouth shut?

  • 3
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    Dimentia… diagnosed for the Kalavedda?
    He suddenly remembers Avant Garde offering support.

    Will the Kalavedda tell the public from where and from whom he received the CRISP $$$ Notes that were recovered from the banl vault of Mrs. Tillekeratne ???????????????????????

    Did the Kalavedda experience the slip of his toungue or had the tongue got ties when speking to Frederika in 2010?????

  • 1
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    Field Marshall probably still has left overs from the Dosh, which Batalanda Ranil gave him at his first & the last attempt for the big one.

    Even if Fonny wanted , Batalanada wouldn’t have allowed him to take any money specially if it came from Rajapaksa’s friends.

    Had Field Marshall realized the pathetic state which Batalanda is in now,even after winning 106 seats on his own,the former wouldn’t have made this silly comment.

    But then our FM is not that sharp. Is he..

    Otherwise he wouldn’t have made the other , the mother of all silly comments that Tiger Nadesan and Vellala Pullidevan were waving White flags, when it was not even an Atawaka Night ( 1/4 Moon ) in Nanthikadal.

  • 1
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    According to the Daily News even Sarath Fonseka belongs to the group of politicians who can interfere in police and other investigations when they want to. How would he be able to stop investigations?

    “I said he could fund the construction of my Party Office but I would never call off investigations over allegations against him,” Fonseka said. “However he did not call me later”.

    http://dailynews.lk/?q=2015/11/14/local/avant-garde-employed-over-2000-army-deserters-fonseka

  • 4
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    Muslims have a funny joke about crab eating by a section
    of them. Majority of Muslims consider crab eating is
    prohibited in the religion and there are some who argue
    its gravy is ok to enjoy. So the story became funny and
    people started to ridicule that ” Nandu Haram Puluppu
    Halal” meaning Crab prohibited but its gravy allowed
    which is very funny order. And this is the case with SF
    saying that he refused Avant-Guard funding his election
    campaign but allows the same fund for the party office
    upgrade ! Even God can’t save this country from people
    like this . Asia’s miracle .

  • 0
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    Kadanna bari midhi thiththai. or Sour Grapes from a man who cannot accept the people’s verdict. A brilliant military tactician with a bloated “ME ME ME” ego. Sad. How can he talk about corruption when there was over 800 million Rupees in his former son in law’s HiCorp account. What did they do to make such money virtually overnight after he became Commander with help from Gotabaya R ? He was due for retirement in November, but luckily for him Mahinda Rajapakse won the 2005 election and extended his term and made him Commander. That was a smart move because Chandrika madam was surrounded by incompetent Army leaders who did nothing to revolutionize the war on LTTE terrorists.

    SF is the brilliant military architect of the plan to have 8 member deep penetration self sustaining units behind enemy lines and wreak havoc on LTTE supply lines. By that strategy, the Army was able to cripple the LTTE long before set battle plans were executed with traditional Tank led offensives. He had the idea to give battlefield promotions to able officers and men which was not the case before he became commander. It was all based on sycophancy and seniority with no consideration given to the fact that this was a dynamic war and ability had to be rewarded. He was able to do that.

    His field is military strategy. Now he is angry and vindictive and fair enough; The goon thug Rajapakses abused him and jailed him. But if he won he probably had plans to wipe out and take revenge on everyone who crossed his path too. Great military leader, not a great civilian leader or politician. He cannot hide the truth about how HiCorp made money. That is why Wijedasa Rajapakse lashed out.

  • 1
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    SF finds tainted Avant Garde funds for election campaign distateful.

    Yet the same tainted funds to renovate his office building is palatable.

    Top men in the ‘miracle of Asia’ never fail to amuse us.

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