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Pardon For SF: Responding Decisively To International Pressure

By Jehan Perera

Jehan Perera

The news of the presidential pardon for former army commander Sarath Fonseka which could see him free from prison would be welcomed by most Sri Lankans regardless of their political persuasions.  At the time of his imprisonment it was scarcely possible to believe that the former army commander who had been hailed by the government as a hero for leading the army to victory over the LTTE could be treated so soon as a villain.  But the contest for the presidency six months after the war victory saw General Fonseka fight a no-holds barred election campaign against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa.  It was widely believed that the fact that the general came close to victory marked him out as a political threat to be neutralised.
As the government consolidated its power after the re-election of President Rajapaksa the fortunes of General Fonseka fell to their lowest ebb.  A military court comprising senior army officers who had served under him and been subject to his discipline now stripped him of his rank, medals and pension and ordered him incarcerated for three years.  In addition legal charges were brought before him that accused him of corruption and for harbouring army deserters.  There was an apprehension that he might also be charged for conspiracy to overthrow the elected government and for other offences and receive even more harsh punishment.

The government’s explanation that it was prosecuting General Fonseka to ensure that justice was done could hardly be accepted by anyone.  It was evident that the rule of law had reached abysmal depths with government ministers openly making statements about their own human rights violations on behalf of the government and getting away unchallenged by any legal process.  In addition continuing abductions and disappearances have kept alive a culture of impunity and fear.  There was no doubt in the minds of those who supported General Fonseka that it was the offence of having broken ranks with the government leadership that had sealed his fate.

POSSIBLE REASONS

In the context of the political motivation in the imprisonment of General Fonseka, the question is what prompted his release. Among the possible reasons given is international pressure, the General’s health problems, moves to split the opposition further, pre-empting a possible judicial release and the merciful qualities of the President.  It is significant that in issuing the pardon, the President did not insist on an earlier pre-condition insisted upon by members of the government that the family of General Fonseka should make an appeal to the President.  So far the indications are that no such appeal was lodged with the President.

For the past several months General Fonseka has been reported to be in a state of declining health.  It was on this basis that he obtained court permission to be transferred to a leading private hospital for prolonged treatment.  The government authorities attempted to transfer General Fonseka to the state-run General Hospital rather than permitting him to stay in the private Nawaloka Hospital on the grounds of security.  However, the possibility of humanitarian considerations having prompted his early release from prison cannot be discounted.  The government would not wish to be blamed for having physically debilitated or for causing worse damage to the health of the former war hero.

Another possible reason would be pending appeals lodged by General Fonseka in the higher courts of appeal.  These were in respect of two cases in which he was jailed by court martial. The judiciary has enjoyed a degree of public confidence despite the overt politicization of other state institutions.  There have been manifestations of independence on the part of the judiciary at all levels.  In recent times the judiciary at various levesl has been making decisions that have held the government to account. The government may have moved to pre-empt a successful bail application by General Fonseka by releasing him as a sign of magnanimity.

The timing of the pardon also suggests a governmental responsiveness to the growing international pressures upon it in relation to human rights issues.  It may not be a coincidence that President Rajapaksa signed the pardon on May 18, a few hours before his foreign minister was meeting with the US Secretary of State in Washington DC.  The meeting between Professor G L Peiris and Hilary Clinton was not one that the Sri Lankan government was particularly keen on, given the fact that earlier in the year it had declined a similar opportunity.  At that time the government appeared confident that its alliance with countries such as Russia, China and other third world countries would enable it to defeat the US and its allies.

DECISIVENESS REQUIRED

It is now a matter of historical record that at the March meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, a resolution was passed by a large majority of countries led by the United States over the strong opposition of the Sri Lankan government.  The US position at the meeting in Washington reportedly re-affirmed the Geneva resolution that called upon the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and in particular address the issue of accountability and prosecution of those involved in war crimes.  Reports of the meeting between the two sides also indicate that the meeting in \Washington was conducted more in accordance with the traditional norms of diplomacy and not in the contentious style of previous encounters that culminated in the March setback in Geneva.

In the discussions in Washington, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton had asked her Sri Lankan counterpart Prof G L Peiris to make that action plan on the LLRC a public document.  The US had also called for demilitarization of the north, holding of provincial council elections in the north and creating an environment in which there is more space for civil society to function without governmental suppression.  It is a sign of immense pressure that the Sri Lankan government was under that it should have presented an action plan on implementing the LLRC recommendations without sharing it with its own people or Parliament.  In the past the government has been very strong in invoking the principle of national sovereignty in dealing with allegations of human rights violations and war crimes.

The release of General Fonseka from prison will be only one commitment that is implemented.  The same decisiveness that the government has demonstrated in pardoning General Fonseka and in preparing the action plan on implementing LLRC recommendations would stand the government in good stead where it concerns implementing those recommendations. Whatever the motivation for the change, the presidential pardon given to General Fonseka and the preparation of the action plan on implementing the LLRC recommendations are positive indications of the government’s confidence and willingness to chart a new direction.  In particular  if the government is also willing to take up the issue of a political solution to the ethnic conflict expeditiously, the international pressure on the government is more likely to subside.

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    Excellent ! fully agree!

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    Same old story coming out of NGO $$$ Kakkas.Fonseka’s release has nothing got to do with international pressure.It was purely on local political grounds.If the government had succumbed to international blackmail as suggested by this NGO man,the murderous Prabakaran would have still been going on with his killing spree.The way i understand is that the so called international pressure was to prosecute the likes of Fonseka for getting rid of the Tamil Tiger thugs.But this NGO man says otherwise.There is no need of political solutions.There’s no problem.When there’ no problem there’s no need of solutions.Those who utter of political solutions are the Tamil Tiger terror diaspora and NGO $$Kakkas.Political solutions were long buried at Nandikadal lagoon.They can have their political solutions in Tamil Nadu where people shit on the streets!In the meantime we hope that Fonseka will continue his good work as in the human operation which helped to get rid of the Tamil Tiger terror thugs.

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      I am not too sure of what your talking aboutMax? This govt can not arrest a muderer when he committes a murder, provided he is a govt supporter and that is a very simpl example! How do you say there is no problems in SL under MR? There is thousands of problems in the country and if the govt does not improve its image and being on good on its word— we should have another UN sanction against this thuggry govt. That is the only solution. When people like you support a murderous, corrupt govt, somebody has to come and clean it either US or UN…………

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        I was referring to problems that the Tamils claim that are distinct to them.Who said i support this government?I am supporting my country.The problem with you fellows is that when we attack the barbaric Tamil Tiger terrorists and their $$ Kakka supporters,you brand us as pro government.Don’t act spoilt child and expect the US and the UN to help you out.WE don’t need outside help to get rid of the government.We are more than capable of doing so.

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      I fully agree with you. SF being a too ambitious and ungrateful person fell in to the trap set-up by Ranil. True SF is great as a soldier but stupid as a politician.

      The so called international pressure was at it’s worst during the end of war. All these NGO kakkas and their paymasters who believe that they are the international power were trying their best to bend MR and to drive Sri Lanka to the destiny where they want it to be. However they found a different kettle of fish with MR.

      So what is SF now ? A individual unable to contest even a local government seat. Of course, certainly he will be a nuisance.

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        Medo, the problem with you is that you suffer from the Ranil syndrome as the rest, who castigate Ranil all the time and are unable to do anything constructive. You all believe that Ranil Bashing alone will enable MR to remain in power.

        You are under the misconception that the International forces were trying to save VP at the last stages of the war. This is exactly what the International Forces wanted the gullible here to believe so, after the International Forces helped and allowed MR to proceed with the plan of a war. Otherwise, why should they try to save VP in the end? If so, they could have done at the very begining and applied pressure on MR. No, MR drummed to the whole world to hear of his intensions and the achievements of annihilating the LTTE. There was not even a whimper of protest even from Tamil Nadu. For that matter, the massacre of the LTTEers who tried to surrender obviously would have been done at the behest of the US command, although today they display lukewarm protest against the act. As to who call the shots can be seen from the drama of releasing SF. What can not one sell to this Nation who are great believers in Jathaka Stories.

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      The biggest commission Kakkas are the Rajapakse clan. What the hell are you talking about other $$ Kakkas? Billions of dollars have been spirited away from the people since the Tiran Alles-Emil Kanthan-Rajapakse deal in November 2005!!!!
      Who is kidding who here?

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      Max Silva
      While you are babbling about NGO Kakkas, why don’t you tell us about YOUR relationship with Bell Pottinger and the other Dirty Tricks outfits in the pay of your guru, MR?

      Judging by what your emanations, you do in your communications to this and other websites what you suggest that the people of Tamil Nadu do on the streets. However, there, one is certain of the product because of the location from which it issues. In your case, since it comes out of an orifice higher up your body, one can only assume that it is coming out of your cranium.

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        Bell Pottinger is a PR firm,so whats wrong with the GOSL obtaining their services?The payments are straightforward,made through the treasury.Now about your darling NGO $$Kakkas,will you be kind enough to tell me from where and whom they get their money?How much of it is legit?.Are these NGO $$Kakkas answerable to anybody?I have no hesitation in pointing out that most of the $$$ are coming through illegitimate means.i.e.credit card fraud,drug trafficking,human smuggling,weapons trading etc.Otherwise why don’t these NGO $$Kakkas including Jehan Perera tell us from where they are getting the dough. [Edited out]

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          Hello Max,
          Don’t comment like an idiot, if you want to find out how and where these NGOs get money, please contact the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. all the money come through CB.
          Re. Bell Pottinger, why so called “patriot ” Rajapaksas had to pay million $ to a British firm? LOL

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          Kamalika, You seem to be living in a cloud cuckoo land. We do know where INGOs get money from and how, you don’t have to explain the way you understand it. For example, TRO was supposed to be a charity whose revenue was perhaps larger than the entire GDP of the country. They played withit until they were banned but still their money is working elsewhere with the diaspora agents. LOL indeed it is not only Rajapakses but even Obamas and Camerons use PR firms.No wonder Rajapakse needed it this time, when idiotic INGOs and diaspora were trying to destroy the country by fabricating videos and posting them on foreign media.

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          Kamalika,
          Stand in front of the mirror,then you will see an idiot.What crap you are uttering?These NGO outfits doesn’t disclose anything to the CB.They are involved in money laundering.If these NGOs try such tricks in the USA,they will end up in a hit and run accident.The problem in this country is that too much of democracy.Otherwise how can these fraud NGOs operate in broad daylight?

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          Max Silva, with what stretch of immagination do you justify paying public funds running into millions of dollars to project an image for MR who sadly lacks an image. Not only he lacks an image but also lacks knowledge as he has over Seventy five Advisors costing over few Million public funds.

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    Thanks. My 2 cents worth. A very clear picture of all the forzes at work, to bring some semblance of rationality to this troubled country. Let sanity and justice prevail. This is just one of many outstanding issues that need to be addressed, to bring about a true Sri Lankan identity. Let bygones be bygones. Urgent issues such as the law and order situation, establish independent judiciary, a vibrant and strong united opposition is the need of the hour.

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    The diaspora needs people like Max Silva.Go on Mr Max.Spread your ugly wings. You are doing the diaspora a favour by calling people sympathetic to the minorities traitors and $$$ kakkas. Well the people of tamil Nadu may be shitting on the streets, I can see you and many other arse lickers shit on your pants as SF is out of prison.

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    Dear NGOs Human rights groups, Media watch, reporters without borders.. also take up ma casy.. as CMB TELEGRAPH.. as they have claimed in their ABOUT POLICY.. which clearly states that These Group of Journalist who are in Exile were denied the Right of FREE EXPRESSION, FREEDOM of Speech, NOT to act disparagingly, Respect for the views of others.. yet all these wonderful Tales but CMB TElegraph have denied my basic right of using my name SJV [Eited out].. this is a form of self-censorship.. the same policies CMB telegraph in their about us pages states.. so who is PRESSUREING CMB telegraph to this from of Self censorship.. surely not the President of GOSL.. so where is this pressure to remove something basic as ones name My name SJV [Edited out] coming from??? I have not broken any of CMB telegraph guidelines as stated.. unlike some here.. CMB shpuld respect my fright of freedom of speech as stated by CMB telegraph.. Or like all just isnt it just hypocrisy.. censorship starts with basics.. something you accuse of others and yet fail to follow your own ABOUT US rules…

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      ha Typical….. espically CMB Telegraph.You who accuse of others who deny your views or EDITED OUT.. it may not confrom to the views of those you accuse.. Just Like what i have proven here.. There is no such thing as a Ones TRUE expression.. its simple.. JUST a SELECTIVE VIEW…. I suggest CMB telegraph change its ABOUT US policy.. if not dont point fingers at others of the socalled rights you seek. yet deny others.. as they may not conform to your views.. So i leave you with is famous TAMIL PROVOBE.. why this kolaveri di, why this kolaveri di, why this kolaveri di

      ps.. i would have trade marked my name soon.. as it seems to be very popular.

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      There’s no question that SJV C’s human rights have been violated.But in his case no NGO $$Kakkas or so called human rights activists are crying on behalf of SJV.The name of the game is,if you are on the side of the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists,there are plenty of $$kakkas to come to your defence.No wonder the barbaric Prabakaran hacked to death thousands of innocent villagers,without a murmur of protest by so called human rights activists.We never heard $$$ Kakkas protesting when poor school kids were slaughtered at Kabithigollewa by the blood thirsty Tamil Tiger terror monsters.
      AS for Gerad,there is an old bag going by the name of Adle Balasingham who runs a school for kids.Not ABC or Ba Ba black sheep,but kill kill kill.

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        May god bless you Max!!!

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          Sagara,thanks.Of course we have the blessings of god.Otherwise how come the terror thug Prabakaran had his last laugh at Nandikadal lagoon?

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        Hey Max, why don’t you complain about the old bag to the British PM or Government? At least she is not FAT and bursting in her seams like the half burger Catholic bag. What the hell you guys are feeding that bag other than Kiri Bath and all the Temple Trees Buffets?
        Now that Rajapakse is coming for the Queen’s commemoration he can even whisper to the queen wearing his white sarama!!!
        Make sure his whereabouts are kept a secret, lest the British and European Tamils give him another typical Tamil welcome.
        June is much warmer than December!
        May be Rajapakse you drop by Oxford as well, since he is the guest of the Queen E? Ha Ha!! Why not?
        You know what happened to the last war criminal who was posted as a “Diplomutt” in London? he had to desperately hitch a ride on the “Peoples Plane” with his President!!!!
        It is the Rajapakse women who earned a living running baby schools in Cakifornia. Cleaning ass also is part of the job description!

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          Dear Donald,
          Haven’t that Alice in wonderland Prime minister of yours Rudrakumaran being invited to the queen’s little party?At least to wash the dishes.In your case you could hang around the palace waving that stupid flag of yours,the garbage guys would no doubt notice you and throw a few bones at you to the starving Tamil Tigers.By the way make sure that you practice your Hyena hooting anthem to perfect.We will be watching on TV your jungle habits!

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      ha Typical….. espically CMB Telegraph.You who accuse of others who deny your views or EDITED OUT.. it may not confrom to the views of those you accuse.. Just Like what i have proven here.. There is no such thing as a Ones TRUE expression.. its simple.. JUST a SELECTIVE VIEW…. I suggest CMB telegraph change its ABOUT US policy.. if not dont point fingers at others of the socalled rights you seek. yet deny others.. as they may not conform to your views.. So i leave you with is famous TAMIL PROVOBE.. why this kolaveri di, why this kolaveri di, why this kolaveri di

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    Max Silva – Portuguese ancestry?

    The Sinhala, Tamil and Moslem people he is so dismissive of are certainly descended from a more ancient Sri Lankan lineage than him, surely?

    The Max Silva Charm School of Charm and Social Etiquette. Not the place to send your kids, folks!

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      Gerard Thurai
      Considering what most people call Max Silva he is not of Portuguese ancestry. In fact the manner in which he is usually addressed by people suggests that his antecedents are not known. You know the old term that begins with a “B” and ends with a “D?”

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    He had to write something for his pay, so he did. What a load of jibberish! Research is his fulltime job but all what he does is, read tabloids and summarise cheap ideas pretending as if they were his own. What this tiny brain cannot understand is, why did Tiran have to negotiate with the president for six months for Fonseka’s release? Why did Anoma scaled down her protests in the last few months? Why did she meet president in person and cried for hours if the internationals are doing the job? Why did he have to drop by the Supreme court today and withdraw his appeals? More importantly, why was the moment of his release a damp squib for those who gathered around the prison? Where were his powerful words? The writer is a joke. International forces must be feeling quirky now because the president released the man with his wings clipped. But this man can’t see it even with his American glasses.

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    According to your text message jehan Perera,says due to foreign pressure SF has release on President pardon! What is that meaning? Fonseka is puppet of forces outside Sri Lanka.May be agent of Tamil Diaspora, USA ,UK, Indian and EU countries. Fonseka work with hand in hand outside forcers who want divided Sri Lankan again.That why Jehan P. happy about relase of SF>
    Non of so-called integillances(including Jehan P) of Sri lankan,are not having NATIONL INTEREST, or people interest,they run for poistion power and money ect…

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    Very interesting article!! I am 100% agree with this author. this is due to an extensive international pressure without any doubt. Sri Lanka was trying to bargain by using Fonseka on two important matters but it never worked. It is an injustice and they have to correct it. It is a very well deserved freedom as his arrest as far as I could see was an injustice from the start. Therefor I thought I should help his family to get justice though I asked them not to reveal about me or my strategy to outside world until job is done and dusted… I think Sri Lanka media is not matured enough analyze the situation.

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      Oh my, Is your middle name Jehan Perera? Every Tom, Dick and Harry and Mary wants a piece of the cake now. So did you email Obama or Clinton asking for Fonseka’s release? You are funny!

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        Yes you are correct I am funny!!!! But funny people only did the job!!! credit goes to British Conservative Party cause my comrades in our party are funny and we did a funny job….

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    It is very humorous to read the MR apologists comments denying that SF was released due to outside pressure. The very fact of denial is an assertion of the fact of being pressurised after convicting SF, outside the Legal norms of the country for personal vendetta. Therefore would MR have done this on his own after demanding that SF should ask for pardon and SF refusing to do so? It appears that the very forces that helped MR to become President and win the War backing him, is now going to release MR to the vultures as was done to Mohamed Gadaffi. This is the first step towards that end.

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      In deed hilarious, I mean people like you! Whether it was international pressure or not is one thing, but the pure blindness to actual events unfolded over the last few months and especially the last week is dumbfounding. It looks more like international pressure was on Tiran to negotiate with the president and Fonseka’s daughter to write the letter than president to pardon him outside ‘legal norms’. Also, as most international media picked up,his carefully chosen words outside the prison tell a story that anybody who has been to school could understand.

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        For the ‘Hurrah boys’ of MR as the ilk of Rupert Vanderkoon, who have no sense to see beyond their noses, it is understandable that they are highly euphoric of the staged War Victory. SF too was a party to the plot of this so called war victory and he too has to act within the frame work, decided by these unseen forces, because he cannot extrixate himself now after having connived earlier. So Rupert Vanderkoon, you have been to school and you understood the chosen words of SF after his release?

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        AS for Tiran Alles’ involvement in the release of SF as Rupert Vanderkoon believes, is solely due to his efforts and nothing outside. Tiran Alles is also part of the plot, where he was responsible for the election of MR in the first place in 2005 as President. After the victory, MR had hugged Tiran Alles at Temple Trees and had commented for all to hear present that day, that without Tiran his victory would not have been possible. MR thereafter did not want to have passengers, as he wanted to eat the cake all by himself. Therefore it is not surprising although one is against the other, they all will have to stick together MR, Tiran and SF to guard the ‘TOP SECRET’, as all are partners in the conspiracy plot, lest they all will be exposed for having taken the entire country for a ride, with deals and payments made to the enemy LTTE.

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          You are correct about Tiran Alles and Emil kanthan deal for and on behalf of the Rajapakses and LTTE in November 2005.
          Alles had told the whole story to his buddy Mangala and Fonseka himself. What amount of hypocrisy and chicanery. Hey Max, what is you spin on that dirty deal??
          May be you can ask the old bag in Modern, UK.?
          The fat bag won’t give a true confession even to the Pope or Hindu priest in India. So do not bother with her.

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          Donald, when MR was hunting for SF, he prepared an affidavit giving all the details from day one, fearing that he might be killed and in the event, for this doccument to be leaked. According to the affidavit there are wheels within wheels and the key players are identified in the whole saga. What has happened to MR, Tiran and SF today is like the cat that did the job on a rock, unable to cover it’s shit are desperately trying to balance the act. Let us go a little further and see.

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          Do you always daydream or is it just a temporary condition?

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    Yes you are correct I am funny!!!! But funny people only did the job!!! credit goes to British Conservative Party cause my comrades in our party are funny and we did a funny job!!!

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      Ha ha

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    Whole world new SF as a Political Prisoner. Everywhere they go government has to answer this question. Its totally human right violation.

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    It seems that the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists are now hoping that Fonseks will come to their rescue.Keep on dreaming buddies.Those dreamers are advised to join the Ranil-TNA circus.Have these defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists forgotten the beating that they got at Nandikadal lagoon under the Military leadership of General Fonseka?I am sure that Fonseka will have a few more tricks under his sleeves regarding the leftover Tamil Tiger terrorists living abroad.Fonseka being a true patriot will have plenty of nightmares in store for the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists.No more so called political solutions.If you don’t like it,bugger off from this country.Tamil Tiger terror diaspora has lots of vacancies for credit card fraudsters,human smugglers and pimps.Those who can’t play by our rules,get out before finding themselves in a Nandikadal fashion fate.

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      Hey Max. Tamil diaspora came to Fonseka’s rescue in the Presidential elections and when he was in prison for 2 and a half years. We do not want any bloody favors from Fonseka. But he needs to speak the truth and let us know how all the tens of thousands were killed and what happened to the bones? What weapons did he import and from where. Especially the chemical ones and banned weapons.

      What is so difficult to speak the truth?

      There was tremendous international pressure on the Rajapakses to release Fonseka, who was definitely a political prisoner. He wasn’t imprisoned for HR violations, White Van, other murders or war crimes???

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        Donald,
        I understand your sad plight.You put all your eggs in one basket and with the blowing up of the psychopath head of your terror godfather Prabakaran,the eggs had been turned to omelet at Nandikadal.It seems that you have no idea of whats next.But still why complain when you still have your credit card fraud,extortion and human smuggling enterprises to keep you going?But still you can hope that the Fonseka issue would help you to achieve your pipe dream Ealam.Hope keeps men alive.We need guys like you to keep us entertained.Oh!Donlad forgive me for poking fun at you.After all you Tamil Tiger terror diaspora have become the laughing stock among world terrorists.By the way what happened to the promise of Ealam by that old fart Karunanidi?Keep on daydreaming Donald,Ealam eh!Hak hak hak!

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    What about his past as High Ranking ARMY office(SF)of the SRI LANKA security forces 40 years, HAVING ANY INVOLVEMNET OF WAR CRIME OR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION?Since 1965 JVP terrorism CAME INTO BEING and insurrcection 1971 and 1988/89 Armed froces had been massacure OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSNAD YOUTH of the country.What is the role of Sarath Fonseka during 40 years of ARMED FORCES ?

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    Before any of those, there is a battle to be fought claiming the credit for SF’s release. Up for the bids now…!!!

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    My simple question for people who pretend, President has taken this decision due to fear for foreign pressure are :

    @. Did President face biggest pressure to stop the war (to safeguard the LTTE by certain countries) or to release SF?
    @. Did President stop his pathway and stop the war against their tremendous pressure?
    @. As he didn’t scared them; who will believe now the freeing SF has due to pressure of international groups?

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    Everyone fails to understand that MR and his brood had achieved their objective, therefore he was released. The fact is SF cannot put forward his name for elections for Presidency, nor for any type as peoples’s representative, such as even to enter parliament for next 7 years, due to being incarcerated for a minimum of two years. This is the law as laid down in the Constitution. I thought you knew that.

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      @ On The Fence, you are wrong that SF can be barred of his Civic Rights. A Bill passed by a simple majority, restoring the Civic Rights of SF, becomes Law once passed in the Parliament. At the moment there are many within the Govt. including many Ministers, who do not favour MR but support him for their own survival till they are in a position to oust MR. There is nothing to prevent such MPs voting to restore the Civic Rights of SF. Infact, notice of a Bill has been already tabled by the UNP, for the said purpose.

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        LOl, This is getting funnier by the hour. Previously you wanted Fonseka to directly seek Jaffna voters to back him and now having learnt the scene a bit, you are expecting government MPs to back a selfish UNP motion. You must be absolute nuts.

        Boy, It is a tall order, the government MPs will not vote for Fonseka en masse. Fonseka has to be careful. Because now he has to choose between the devil and the deep sea.
        One is to read Wikileaks, learn that he ain’t a politician, knows nothing about the economy so give up politics and enjoy his retirement.But he is a man on a revenge mission so this is bad for him. Two is, send his wife to the president again and ask for a pardon backdated to the sentence he has just completed.He has a lost pride, he will not be happy with that option either. He is a hungry man, obviously an angry man
        But anyway, anything more than that, he will suffer while others enjoy his misery. It happened once, UNP and JVP had nothing but Fonseka to talk about for three years. He shouldn’t let it happen again. he should know, all that glitters ain’t gold.

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