21 November, 2018

Blog

Sarath Fonseka Joins UNP

Field Marshal and Minister of Regional Development Sarath Fonseka today joined the United National Party (UNP) and was appointed as the party’s chief organizer for Kelaniya.

Prime Minister and leader of the UNP, Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over Fonseka’s letter of appointment at the auspicious time of 11.39 am today at Sirikotha.

Several members of the Democratic Party, which was led by Fonseka also accepted membership of the UNP today.

Fonseka who was appointed as a Minister in February has come under severe criticism in the recent past for accepting a government allocation of Rs. 70 million to purchase a luxury vehicle for himself.Fonseka Ranil Photo UNP Media

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 7
    10

    This is a good news he really thinks being part of one of the grand parties can do lot more…. i know him from his attitudes as a person who has been honest sofar. Hope the Kelaniya area will turn to good under his focus next on. I do want those culprits of Kelaniya PS revier.. should be learnt lessions… they the culprits.. can be an epidemmy to the area buddhss blessings are believed to be best.

    • 7
      6

      Field Marshal and Minister of Regional Development Sarath Fonseka,

      RE:Sarath Fonseka Joins UNP

      Congratulations. You need to face the reality of the current situation. UNP was and is the National Party that can embrace all the people.

      SLFP has blood on its hands, made worse by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Family of Cronies. They even imprisoned you on triumphed up charges, and we all know rest of the story.

      • 6
        0

        So when looking at the way Premadasa ran amok .. in late 80ties..

        Dont the UNP have blood on their hands ? I thought my batchas got killed by Premadasa balu cats or the like underworld thugs ? Or am I wrong here.

        I have not lived inteh country for the last 3 decades, I only know what i got to hear each time when visiting the parents.

        My batchas were killed raw…were brunt down on tyre pires…their parents have gone mad missing their sons … .. I luckily escaped myself.. leaving the country.. but still no idea where my then belongings as as student had been left. ::: .. these are still in my memories…

        those were the days we the Uni kollo kellos were hunted by POLITICIANS AND JVPers… we were just UNI registered students only..

        • 0
          1

          Simon De Silva

          “those were the days we the Uni kollo kellos were hunted by POLITICIANS AND JVPers… we were just UNI registered students only.. “

          Yes, BOTH UNP and JVP has blood on its hands.

          1971, 1977, 1983, 1987-1989.

          This is political evolution! The Nazis, Japanese and many others have blood on their hands.

          So how do you move on? Sarath Fonseka joining helps the UNP to be more rational and pragmatic.

    • 2
      1

      What ever respect I had for him I lost when he wanted a Rs 700 million worth car. they all are there to fatten their bank accounts.

      • 2
        2

        Jim Softy! Get your facts straight 70 million not 700 Million. He deserves it coz he was behind the elimination of the tigers.

  • 7
    9

    Good news my ass. This thief joins the theives who have replaced MR, the king of thieves.

    • 7
      7

      Paul if you call him a thief.. then you would not find the words to describe Rajakashe goons.
      A man whose livelyhood is not bigger than to 2 roomed app… is called a thief..
      he is the honest person that do everything to protect the dignified people.
      Wijayadasa Rajaakshe is continously licking the balls of Rajaakshes…. that was no secret.. he as a lawyer failed to do the due during the previous terms. Even today, his is no changed. But Mr. Fonseka revealed it too… No fears.. but revealing.. for me, not by Education and the knowleddge, but their actions.. genuine ones.. Fonseka AND Ranjan Ramanayake are the most honest men in lanken politics today. Ditta Dammawedaneeya protected SF from all the brutal past. He is the most that deserved to be respected.
      Mr Sirisena and Mr Wickramsinghe did a good job giving SF the due place … immediately after they took the office.. That is one of the greater achievement of this country.. that all sane right thinkers would repeately commend… Else, all the gods would have worked against island nation.
      Mahinda Rajakshe will be sent to hell by god, for all the harrassement being done against SF. That is certain to me than to anyone who study all these being out of the country.

      • 2
        3

        You are right Sam, he is not a thief, he is much worse. What would you call a man who takes a 70 million Rupee bribe while the people about him go hungry? His honest actions – promising to hang his rivals at Bogambara? But I agree with you that there has been no thief greater than MR, not even Chaura Rajina.

        • 3
          1

          Paul

          “His honest actions – promising to hang his rivals at Bogambara?”

          And drag them all the way to Galle Face Green.

          This racist war criminal also said:

          “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people,” he says.

          “We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country.

          “We are also a strong nation … They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.”.

          National Post

          Stewart Bell, National Post · Sept. 23, 2008 | Last Updated: Sept. 25, 2008

          Inside Sri Lanka: ‘There is no freedom’ in Jaffna

          sbell@nationalpost.com

          nationalpost.com

          • 1
            3

            So Dumb Native Vedda is Kallathoni.

  • 4
    7

    is sarath fonseka the war hero,the great,the singlehanded victory man be content with being a chief organiser of kelaniya.pooh.When is ranil supposed to retire?

  • 4
    2

    So that is the end of international judges taking part in the war crime investigation. Sarath Fonseka will never agree to that that’s why he joined UNP to make sure ranil does not yield the international pressure on this issue.

  • 9
    2

    Simply An opportunist like many others before him and time will relegate him to the Political wilderness where he should belong

    • 3
      3

      Not at all.. he served his men .. and did not leave the party.. thinking about his men.. but in the end he realized as modern idealogist..only way out would be to work with giant parties.. the rest of his few years, he can deliver good workd load only if he could really work for the people.

      He is no means greedy as Rajaakshes. He has proved it by all means.
      He is the one who suffered a lot for the country and by Rajaakshes. He is for me a Real Hero for our school books.

      • 4
        1

        Sama

        He is not a man of wisdom nor is he Gandhi.

        He is a public racist..

        He wanted to drag Clan and family to Galle Face Green, during election campaign.

        Under his watch a lot of contracts were signed with all sort of shady suppliers. So far no one has questioned the tender procedures, we don’t know who made how much supplying unsuitable/unnecessary war related products and services, …….

        Has he ever mentioned corruption in the armed forces from top to bottom?

        “he served his men”

        And never questioned the billion dollars tenders. War was/is cash cow.

      • 1
        2

        Sama, Fonseka is an arrogant, loud mouthed man. If you are concerened about his ‘suffering for the country’ why not express concern for the suffering of Tamil political prisoners being held without charge? That is suffering that the Government can do something about. Do you think they will bother? Do you think Fonseka cares? Does anybody?

  • 5
    0

    Lasantha Wickramatunga worked very hard for Ranil W.

    What will now happen to his murder investigation ?

  • 5
    0

    “The world is a stage and we are all actors”.

  • 1
    0

    Creation of intensive struggle inside the UNP for the leadership.

    For some it’s good to leave politics for good

    May be a Ranil’s trick to keep antagonists behind.

  • 4
    2

    Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka is not perfect by any means, but he did not deserve the treatment meted out to him by the Rajapakses.

  • 4
    2

    Seems like, still some people want Mervin to rule Kelaniya?
    Shame of those who wish so.
    Our war hero Hon. Minister Sarath Fonseka, please accept Kelaniya, go ahead, do your job, country needs people like you to put the things back to order. We want discipline in Kelaniya and rest of the country.
    Good Luck. May the blessings of noble Triple Gem be always with you.

  • 3
    4

    How did his former son in law own a flashy BMW in the US of A? How did the same baana have 800 million rupees in his mother’s account? Consulting? What consulting was done when FM Fonseka was the Commander? on his own SF cannot get 50,000 votes for his party. So he wants to survive, grab power and establish a dictatorship. He used to hate RW and said many things about UNPs’ refusal to supply weapons, ammo and even helmets and boots when SF was Northern Commander in Jaffna. He complained to CBK and SLFP leadership. He lobbied CBK to get an extension and failed. Then he hated her and went after GR his classmate from Nalanda and batchmate. That is how he got his extension.

    Ranil ridiculed him. Mangala ridiculed him. Kariella ridiculed him. Ravi K ridiculed him. This is NOT about principles. This is about revenge and starting to attack and destroy MR and GR to get revenge for the nasty revenge MR and GR took on him when he ran for President. Now the Lasantha and Keith Noyahr cases will forever be hidden. Everyone knows who ordered those hits and who carried them out.

    • 0
      0

      I thought his son in law was still a fugitive after he jumped bail and absconded. That’s another story. It would be a travesty if the Lasantha case is not pursued for whatever reason. If the Field Marshall is implicated, so be it.

  • 1
    0

    We want prompted action of that who killed (Dr) Lasanth Wickramatung?

    Who was the responsibility and accountability for lost of life of
    (DR) Lasantha?

    No body !

  • 1
    0

    Who ordered the abduction and assault and rape of a journalist? He’s so traumatized and humiliated he’ll never return to Sri lanka that great land of Sinhala Buddhists. Who carried out the assassination of Lasantha W?

  • 0
    0

    This is NOT the party of the Founding Fathers. What do you expect from the party that nourished and supported the likes of the odious Cyril Mathew? SO, FM Sarath Fonseka, War-winning General, with impeccable racist credentials, who will be at home in a once selective party, now open to any arrogant shit who wishes to use it.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.