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WikiLeaks: “I Don’t Know Anything, That’s All Fonseka And The JVP” – Ranil To Gota

By Colombo Telegraph –

“Rajapaksa told Ranil, ‘You should have been the candidate. You would have got more votes.’ He said Ranil was very reasonable, a professional politician, but a UNP – JVP alliance was unsustainable,” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Ranil arrives Cinnamon Grand hotel to see Fonseka- ‘I don’t know anything about that. That’s all Fonseka and the JVP’

The Colombo Telegraph found the relevant leaked cable from the WikiLeak database. The cable recounts details of a meeting the US Embassy has had with Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on February 2, 2010. The cable classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” by the ambassador Patricia A. Butenis.

“Rajapaksa mentioned several conversations with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. He had told Wickremesinghe that no one had anything to fear from the government, but that Fonseka was plotting violence. He said Ranil replied, ‘I don’t know anything about that. That’s all Fonseka and the JVP.’ Rajapaksa told Ranil, ‘You should have been the candidate. You would have got more votes’” the Ambassador wrote.

“He said Ranil was very reasonable, a professional politician, but a UNP – JVP alliance was unsustainable. The parties were diametrically opposed ideologically, and there was too much bad blood between those who remember the JVP insurrection against the UNP government of late 1980s. But Rajapaksa cautioned the JVP was very dangerous. He said the JVP had played hell in the villages during the presidential campaign,” the Ambassador Butenis further wrote.

Below we give a part of the confidential cable.

Related news links;

To read Gotabaya – Embassy meeting visit ; WikiLeaks: ‘white flag’ accusation particularly was egregious – Gota to US

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 000085

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INSB

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/02/2020
TAGS: PGOV PREL PREF PHUM PTER EAID MOPS CE
SUBJECT: DEFENSE SECRETARY ON FONSEKA AND POST-ELECTION
DEVELOPMENTS

REF: COLOMBO 81

COLOMBO 00000085  001.2 OF 002

Classified By: AMBASSADOR PATRICIA A. BUTENIS.  REASONS: 1.4 (B, D)

1. (S) SUMMARY: On February 2, Defense Secretary Gotabhaya
Rajapaksa summoned DATT to a hasty meeting under the pretext
of discussing an upcoming engagement activity with the U.S.
military.  As expected, Rajapaksa also wanted to explain the
government's position on the treatment of General Fonseka
following the January 26 presidential election.  He did not
mention a coup attempt, as had been charged in the media, but
said Fonseka was planning violent reprisals against the
Rajapaksas and their supporters if he had won.  He claimed
Fonseka his supporters had no reason to fear government
reprisals but also warned there would be more transfers and
compulsory retirements of officers who were seen as Fonseka
supporters in the security forces.  END SUMMARY.
DISCUSSIONS WITH RANIL WICKREMESINGHE
-------------------------------------

5. (S) Rajapaksa mentioned several conversations with UNP
leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.  He had told Wickremesinghe that
no one had anything to fear from the government, but that
Fonseka was plotting violence.  He said Ranil replied, "I
don't know anything about that.  That's all Fonseka and the
JVP."  Rajapaksa told Ranil, "You should have been the
candidate.  You would have got more votes."  He said Ranil

COLOMBO 00000085  002.2 OF 002

was very reasonable, a professional politician, but a UNP-JVP
alliance was unsustainable.  The parties were diametrically
opposed ideologically, and there was too much bad blood
between those who remember the JVP insurrection against the
UNP government of the late 1980s.  But Rajapaksa cautioned
the JVP was very dangerous.  He said the JVP had played hell
in the villages during the presidential campaign.
BUTENIS
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    WikiLeaks – Ranil or SL Mr.Bean once again a Traitor……..Contrasting pic of a Traitor who handed over half of the country to the Brutal LTTE Terrorist in a peace pack.

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      you are moron it was CFA that was catalyst for LTTE demise. it was better thing happened to Sri Lanka since independence. CFA was brain child of Indian RAW not of SRi Lanka’s.

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    Re-directing attention from biased verdict for SF in courts to “Ranil the traitor” You won’t fool all the people long. People you may wake up please!

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      “bised verdict” what a fool are you??? if it is biased verdict you know what to do? Stop blaming others and take serious look at the charges against SF. People awake and not sleeping except those who want to turn the country into military junta.

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        Henry you are an idiot why then the other judge said he is not guitlly. Why the main Judge didn’t allow him to say his protest.
        They should punnished the person who published that lie in the News paper. and no one couldn’t porve that General said that. This is a biased decision. any one can understand it. Since you are a idiot and a fool this story is different.

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        What are you talking? NO PROOF? Haven’t you heard what he said from his own mouth during a rally in Rathnapura which was aired on adaderana and swarnavahini news? It’s on youtube too. The video had been shown to the judges.

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        you all are Sri Lankan “Lin mediyo (Well frogs)”

        Whole world knows this story in the final stage of war. and very same time aired by foreign medias and some of local medias too. What ever told by General in Rathnapura rally is not a hot news for the world, but it is hot for only believers of SL government tv’s, SLBC and lake house news papers.

        Check the world news site on final stage dates and realized the truth.

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    Very lucky for MR. The decision for not contesting RW was a big mistake. If RW contested he could obtain all UNP votes while JVP and SLFP votes divided between MR and SF. First time it was LTTE, 2nd time it was JVP, bad luck RW.

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    I will never vote for the JVP again simply because they abandoned General Sararth Fonseka.

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      Fonseka was a liability to all who associated with him due to his ‘paddikan kata’
      List goes as like this
      Anoma
      Two daughters
      Danuvana
      Rajapakshe and co
      ranil
      jvp -soma and the clan
      arjuna
      alles
      Army

      ..

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    There are few to be resonsible for this type of lunatic to be in power.1st-EC Dayananda(agathiya) 2nd-opp leader(ponnaya)Ranil. All these should go to hell with their families along with Rajapaksa and families sooner than later. All those responsible shouls suffer a lot before their deaths. Buddha/God/Allah pl lookafter the poor Srilankan by sending these rouge politicians to hell asap.Hope and pray that this would be MR’s last b’day celebrations.

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    Despite all the efforts taken by the govt, they do not have any solid proof to victimize Mr. Fonseka. These reasons prove that Mr. Fonseka is far better than the political thieves, working against him. The nature will look after those people for their sins.

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    AS LONG AS THE RAJAPAKSE CLAN IS IN POWER, FONSEKA WILL BE BEHIND BARS. WHY? ACTUALLY FONSEKA IS THE PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA WINNING BY 53%. SO IF HE IS FREE THE RAJAS FAMILY WILL BE OUT. THAT IS THE CLEAR AND CUT STORY.

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      Fonseka is where he belongs at least for the next few years. If you are truly sympathetic for his case, as I do, ask him to first keep his damed mouth shut. That is a good start for a few months. Second, ask him to stay away JVP/UNP/SLFP or any other political party because he is a stupid politician like most in the country. We all respected him as a military man and he is good at that. He was totally off the track and became a wild ass when he ran for the presidency. I am sorry. He was totally mislead by crazy idiots like those who are accusing the judges on this page, and stop doing that if you really like him.

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        Yo henry wots up yo?? Did you just wake up from a 32 years of a long sleep?? You are the stupid idiot commenter I had ever seen makes nothing but stupid ridicules comments.

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      That’s the line people like you and Lal Kumara above, make to satisfy yourselves. How did you count 53%?Was it 40% he was polled +13% commissions his son-in-law gave him for contracts? But where were his fans when he was sentenced? Only about 20 people caused a mayhemA few have left comments on websites as well. but is that it? Listen pal, this is sad, he was a soldier, he did a great service to the country.We should leave it at that. he is not the smartest around to revive our economy.All his adult life he was shooting around holding a gun, for 40 years more or less. He has no economic,finance or political background. When the economies are in trouble, Italy, Greece, they all look for educated, technocrats, not a retired Army commander. We have plenty of kasippu mudalalis to do politics of his style.My suggestion is,he should not suffer this way, he should gracefully retire. He should retire and enjoy his retirement reminescing that glitterring career. What the JVP did by dragging him into politics and to rescue themselves from bankruptsy was criminal. The UNP’s opportunism to use him to face the public after the end of the war,which was disastrous for them (remember Kilinochchi-Medawachchi stories?),was heinous as well. In fact he himself left the JVP by forming a new three-wheeler party. UNP obviously kicked him in the butt.
      Rather thbutterring him up, people who care about him seriously should help him come out of this hell.You can say things but for another five year MR is the president and it doesn’t look good for him.His wife has been tricked into stupid politics almost by the JVP too. This family deserves a break, his politics is not very important to the country, they should speak to the president and get out of this hell.If you can suggest a better deal, I will support too but I can’t see any other way out. You need to be pragmatic! You can say what you say and curse the government but this man is sufferring and the stress in the jail will at some point break him up.

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        He came to politics to save the country for the second time. If he just wanted power he would have done an easy coup to take control of the president but he didn’t because he is simply a gentleman not only a war hero.

        War heroes don’t ask for mercy. For a person who walked out holding his bowels to stop hanging from stomach being prisoned for 3 years is noting. What we should shame is not talking anything against this regime that is behind all this. This is pathetic. Shame all you Sri Lankans who lives freely because of him.

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        I agree fully. I constantly pray in my heart for the Buddha that this guy will come to his senses, or someone else with some sanity, not those lunatics who have no sense of pragmatism and continue pore oil into fire, will come forward and talk to president on his behalf and ask to grant this guy pardon. His wife is certainly like him, totally crazy and blind by some stupid JVP political ideology. I was one of the first few people to tell Fonseka to stay away from politics when he was toying around with the idea to run for presidency. I knew politics was not his forte, and certainly at that time of history in our country, and he would end up in this predicament. Sadly I was right.

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        Ruwan

        You should be really ashamed to bark for a a regime where drug delaers like duminda & mervyn have all the power and glory, whereas a man is targeted from the day he contesed Presidencyand jailed possibly for life.

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    CRABS [MA RA CLAN ] WILL DANCE TILL THE WATER POT[people’s power] COME TO BOILING POINT.
    HISTORY HAS SHOWN EVERY TYRANT’s FATE.

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      How is the fate of a General who has retired after 40 years fighting,30 of them against the ruthless terrorists written in that book ofyours? Is it like this? He retires after 40 years with some body parts missing following a suicide bomb attempt, then he is seen as a big fish by some bankrupt political units who fish him into their tepid pot,use him and chuck him out. Then he utters some stupid words and ends up in jail, enjoying his retirement? Isn’t that pathetic? Cursing the rulers will now not help this guy. He needs to associate with intelligent folks, not jilmart pappas and sexually confused people. Some clever guy has to tell him not to suffer,none of his fans stop eating for him, just find a way out of this jail hell.

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    People will rise one day against this. This regime is not for long now. This is a politically motivated verdict. All the people were behind plotting this will all be punished one day. He is being prisoned means we all prisoners.

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      Do you also eat porridge in the morning and stay smelly all day?lol

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    how many readers accept the presidencial election results. I think non of you, since all knew what happend and keep quite for their own reasons.

    By 1300 hours of election day governemnt inteligent informed SF is leading the votes and after 1300 hours 13% votes polled to MR but not a single percent to SF. Is it practical.

    Sit with your conscince and live with the truth.

    Still goverment knows SF is real president and that is the reason to keep him inside till he die.

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      100% true

      As per Elecion commisions internal findings MR gained 40% up but SF exceeded 50% . So something is happened.

      One day election commisioner will tel the truth and what happned and how the results get changed

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