1 October, 2020

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Release Of Fonseka: One Dropped Out Of The Three Top Priorities Forwarded By The US

By Muheed Jeeran –

Muheed Jeeran

Possible release of Former Army Chief and the Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka is the main talking point in Sri Lankan media and normal public these days. There are so many speculations and news reported why this Government is having a sudden interest on the release of Fonseka. It is a 64 million dollar question marked for the Sri Lanka media as there are so many views on the reason for release.

The Jathika Hela Urumaya’s Legal Adviser and Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila stated to a local newspaper The Nation that they welcome the release of Fonseka as he is the greatest military commander in the history of this country and helped end the 30 years of terrorism in Sri Lanka. JHU is a one of the main alliance of this current government of Sri Lanka and it is bizarre to hear from them after all no one from the government speaks against the omission of Sarath Fonseka in the Mahawansa. The Mahavamsa “The Great Chronicle” otherwise known as “The Great Dynasty” is the single most important work of Lankan origin (written in Pali language).

A Senior Cabinet Minister told Daily Mirror yesterday that United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) seniors have pointed out that if something unfortunate were to happen to Mr. Fonseka while in jail, the government might have to face disastrous repercussions locally and internationally. “Therefore it is likely that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will announce a special decree as executive president to pardon Mr. Fonseka and release him from jail,” the senior minister said. Fonseka is in under the government custody but he is getting treatment from a private hospital and Fonseka feels that is more secure to him. Chief Justice has also ordered to treat Fonseka at a private hospital until his specialist doctor decides when should be the treatment stopped and send Fonseka back to prison. Now the ball is in the court of his personal doctor. Fonseka is treated since he suffered from the LTTE suicide attack and why government did not make any interest to provide better facilities in the prison based on his health condition. I have noticed that the family of Fonseka had to go to courts every time to plead for more facilities in prison due to his failing health.

Few days back Bandula Jayasekara, a presidential spokesman, told Reuters “If and when former Army commander Sarath Fonseka is released, it will not be due to any international or national pressure,” But he never insisted the reason for release. I wonder he answered for some media person questioned about international pressure or he just stated without any question posed by media person about international pressure.

Some local Media have been reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the credit of releasing Fonseka should goes to his brother and the current defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He insisted that his brother was pressing on him very much to release the former army chief. I was wondering why it took more than 2 years to have a great interest on his release suddenly.

According to direct sources that US government along with UK government pressurized this government on human rights and democracy related issues in Sri Lank. United States have put forward three top priorities in their road map with Sri Lanka on peace and reconciliation. The First Priority is the devolution, the second priority is the release of Fonseka and the final one is the Accountability. The government is under Western pressure to address many human rights related issue, and the nation’s external affairs minister, G.L Peiris, is currently on a four-day visit to Washington. It’s reported that the external affairs minister is likely to meet the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington DC, tomorrow (18) with empty hand except the message of releasing Fonseka without any condition which was one of the top priority from the state department. It seems like western bloc used hard power against this regime rather to use soft power by pressuring this government on human rights and democracy related issues.

All the intrigues in Sri Lankan politics may come out like a cat out of the bag in the near future.

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    ….US government along with UK government pressurized this government… ha ha ha ha ha ha hok hik hik hik… Still worth a good laugh on a dull day… Some commentators who think they know Lanka.. yet still dont understand the inner politics… Still let the masses swallow the conspiracy theories…

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      sjv chelvanayakam:
      Perhaps, while you are making (typically) rude noises, you could enlighten us with what you insist are the REAL reasons for Fonseka’s release.

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    Total time wasting, reading this so called article.

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    Total time wasting

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    A badly written article that does not establish anything we haven’t heard before.

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    “… ha ha ha ha ha ha hok hik hik hik…”

    Hear the moronic and wired laughter of this donkey sjv chelva..! sjv, MR, GL, Gota, Bara and all the donkeys in the rogue regime are licking the posterior of Hilary! They are doing it like they do with a delicious ice-cream because although they show their bravery towards innocent people in this unfortunate country but they are like timid astray dogs in front of the international, even in front of poverty-stricken India! The writer is totally correct. GL had nothing to show to Hillary except his skinny and bony figure so they created this “release fonseka” teledrama to live by it for one or two weeks after which they will invent another spectacle to memorize the masses and repeat repeat repeat until they are butt-fucked and dumped to the sea by the people. Be ready donkey, your days are numbered!

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      Gon buru tiger paid man, kale-bama nor sucking ton geni could stop the butchering of your masters & your sun [Edited out] MUDERER prabakaran. Ask all these sudu bitches peep under our king’s royal sarong & be satisfied

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    those were the days when USA/UK had presure lolololol

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    The brother Secretary suddenly gets the intuition to request SFs’ release & hard on the heels comes the order to grant bail to the Brave Soldier & herein lies the truth that, of Executive interfernce in this episode. Thankful to the Western powers for its role in this episode & a disgrace to the THREE BROS & the Cabinet of Ministers & the JHU & All Buddhist party of Robes who are now shouting hoarse & trying to cover their NAKEDNESS.

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    Thank you US government for pressurizing rajapakse clan to release General Fonseka. Next stet is to pressurise them to have independent election, legal and bribery commissions. This is the only way things work in Sri Lanka. President is scared to go to Hague

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    Fantastic article. Fantastic. Why is General Fonseka in jail and terrorists like Karuna out on the roads. Come on. Come on. I personally am not a fan of Fonseka’s. However we need to give him credit for stopping the war together with the President. Credit should be given to them both and any one of these idiots cannot take credit for same.
    LONG LIVE GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA.

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    I agree on his article. The author is a well known legend of the British Conservative Party and indeed a good friend of the US Republican party. The information he provides could be taken as credible… Very well written

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    Execlent article.Personaly i dont have any contact and dont know Fonseka’s.But i Know Mr. Muheed Jeeran who is a well known legend of the British Conservative Party and indeed a good friend of the US Republican partyand i know Mr. Fonseka was the person who can get credit to stopping the war together with the President.

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    It’s good to hear the release of Sarath Fonseka.
    But you need to see why US is so interested in releasing him? There has to be something..

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    Say what one may want to, but I see that President has had total control over the whole episode and will continue to exercise that control. To say that he has bowed to overseas pressure is an insult to his excellency and all those who made supreme sacrifices(including Sarath Fonseka himself). Shame on those (the weaker) who venerate powers away from our motherland, who conspire to destroy our country.

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    Time to put MR in prison now

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    Its a great news.I think both President & General Fonseka must get the credit for eleminating Tamil Tigers who lived in dreamworld.
    Its because of Team effort, Srilanka has won the battle.Hence Credit should go to both.
    When its come to General SF, I think he is not a prisner,but political victim.He should be freed unconditionally and President must get the credit together with every citizen who was behind to release General SF.
    We as Srilankans will remember both the President & General SF always for enourmas service rendered to our Mother Lanka and history will write their names in Golden Books of Srilankan history.
    We as Srilankans salute General SF for having a passion to fight & lead Srilankan battlefield to Victorious against Tamil Tigers who fought a lossing war.Shame on them.
    May Mother Srilanka be prosperous & live another 2500 years.

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