19 November, 2019

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WikiLeaks: JVP Expressed Great Concern Over US Prosecution For War Crimes Of Fonseka And Gota

“The JVP expressed great concern over recent rumors of U.S. prosecution for war crimes of Chief of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka, and possibly Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which could crush its election hopes.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. 

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The ‘confidential’ cable recounts the details of a meeting the US Embassy had with the JVP MP Vijitha Herath  .The cable was written on November 06, 2009  by the US Ambassador to Colombo, Patricia A. Butenis.

The ambassador wrote; “In a meeting with PolOff, MP Vijitha Herath of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP, the People’s Liberation Front) offered guarded comments indicated the leftist-nationalist party was probably waiting for a more certain political climate to declare publicly its political intentions. Herath repeatedly underscored the need to abolish the Executive Presidency. He cited the economy and IDPs as central issues for the JVP, issues which he accused the GSL of largely ignoring.”

Read the relevant part of the cable below;

VZCZCXRO0717
OO RUEHAG RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR
DE RUEHLM #1016/01 3100609
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 060609Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0733
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 2019
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 9055
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 7293
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 5202
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 3448
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 5154
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA PRIORITY 0027
RUEHSM/AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM PRIORITY 0689
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 4265
RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 9618
RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 6912
RUEHON/AMCONSUL TORONTO PRIORITY 0001
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 3812
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 001016 

SIPDIS 

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INSB 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/05/2019
TAGS: PGOV PREL PREF PHUM PTER EAID MOPS CE
SUBJECT: JVP: PLAYING IT CLOSE TO THE CHEST--FOR NOW 

REF: COLOMBO 1006 

COLOMBO 00001016  001.2 OF 002 

Classified By: Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis.  REASONS: 1.4 (B, D) 

¶1. (C) SUMMARY.  In a meeting with PolOff, MP Vijitha Herath
of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP, the People's
Liberation Front) offered guarded comments indicated the
leftist-nationalist party was probably waiting for a more
certain political climate to declare publicly its political
intentions. Herath repeatedly underscored the need to abolish
the Executive Presidency. He cited the economy and IDPs as
central issues for the JVP, issues which he accused the GSL
of largely ignoring. The JVP expressed great concern over
recent rumors of U.S. prosecution for war crimes of Chief of
Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka, and possibly Defense
Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which could crush its election
hopes. END SUMMARY.
BUTENIS

 

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    All Sinhala Buddhist rascals, never want to follow true Buddha. following blood thirsty, hope it will end soon. According to mars astrology Sinhala Buddhist hear very bad news soon….just wait…

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      LOL, Mars astrology. Well that explains quite a bit about the ‘successes’ of you primitive monkeys so far :-)

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        Shankar is tamilized to Sankaran ?

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      Hi Muttu, according to lord Buddha or any god for that matter, one’s every action has a reaction. Not all Sinhala, Tamil, Hindu or Buddhist, will be punished for the actions of a few. Who is a Sinhala Buddhist? Was lord Buddha Sinhala. So why do these Sinhala Buddhists believe they are the cats whiskers just , these humbugs do not even understand basic Buddhist principals. Like those Pataliputra Ranawaka and Gamanpila and Bodu Balu fellows. They thieve, they lie and they womanise. They will do any thing for power. Intolerance of others race cast or creed is immaterial. This is not Buddhism

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        Only Jainist Tamils understand it. So, they walk naked every where.

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    Where is BBS JHU SINHALA RAVAYA Homos? let them burn themself when Gota get caught along with Fonseka. All the best, devil is caught by devils along with other devils whom following Develism.

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    Haro hara, worship the dike head ,in the name of Sun goat -prabu,,,

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    Every one knows that Rajapaksas’ were bigger devils/Evils than Prabhakaran’s . Had the Prabha been a worse devil he would have got Eelam!

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      Don’t talk like an idiot ..I think you never see a devil… so that’s why you are talking like this…prabhakaran is the biggest devil, not Rajapaksha’s That is the truth every one knows

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    we are not rascals bloody idiot MUTHU you all rascals and what a shitty shame you are not a real son or daughter for your mother.remembered one thing we will vanish from our country this is ours Buddhist Sinhalese country.not yours get lost rascal,bloody fool.KEEP QUIT YOUR MOUTH WITH YOU IT WILL LOST YOU LIKE FISH…….

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    sir Gotabaya… you don’t worry about these works. because every one knows who is the right person.sir you always get correct decision in correct place. so we have no reason to fear about our motherland

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    Aruna people you are a ignorant fool. I am not suppoting prabakaran or gothabba. They are all de same.

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    I want to see gota and Sarath fonseka sharing a lunch in same cage.

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