Sarath Fonseka and regime change in Sri Lanka
Posted on December 6th, 2009

A.Weerasekera

Recently Minister Maithripala Sirisena made a comment that west is using Sarath Fonseka to bring regime change in Sri Lanka. Could there be any truth behind this claim? In April 2002, Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce president Pedro Carmona led a coup to bring down the Venezuelan head of state, President Hugo Chavez.

Immediately after the coup, members of the military and of the new government said that the decision to force Chavez from power had been made six months earlier by a group of dissident officers in the Venezuelan navy and air force. As the coup was being hatched, the United States met with all the key players, either in Venezuela or in Washington: Pedro Carmona, Vice Admiral Carlos Molina, Air Force Col. Pedro Soto, and several other officers who in February had publicly demanded Chavez’s removal.

A US diplomat revealed that Molina and Soto had each received $100,000 from a Miami bank account for denouncing Chavez.

 Later it was found that the U.S. funneled almost a million dollars to the organizations that fomented the anti-Chavez coup, through the auspices of the National Endowment for Democracy. Instead of recognizing the coup, the White House term of choice was “a change of government”. Such incidents are common in Latin American, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

If a head of state of a country is considered to be acting against the interests of the U.S or simply be “ƒ”¹…”independent’, most probably plans are made with that country’s opposition, anti-government factions, and its military personnel to bring a change of government.

This prompts us to ask the question, was Sarath Fonseka’s recent trip to U.S had other ulterior motives than visiting his daughters and renewing his U.S green card. During the visit the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested Fonseka to volunteer and answer questions on the “ƒ”¹…”war crimes’ allegedly committed by Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Why didn’t he inform the Sri Lankan embassy or the defense secretary before agreeing to meet with the officials at the U.S Department of Homeland Security? What made Sarath Fonseka to volunteer for the interview? Was there anything else discussed other than the alleged human rights violations committed by the government of Sri Lanka? Are these DHS interviews just a cover for what was really being discussed behind closed doors? Were there plans to conduct a coup after the defeat of the LTTE? Is running for presidency against incumbent president Mahinda Rajapakse, with the help of anti-national groups the second stage of a master the plan to bring down the government? Also, the secret meeting which took place soon after his return from the U.S with the US Ambassador Patricia Butenis adds further suspicion.

 Is there a conspiracy? Maybe, maybe not. However, it’s always better to be aware and be prepared.

One Response to “Sarath Fonseka and regime change in Sri Lanka”

  1. kumara 1037 Says:

    There is a reasonable doubt of the behavior of General Sarath Fonseka in the latter part of the war against the LTTE .
    Why did he left to China to visit the arms supplier in a decisive moment in the final battle. This is something like a father made a holiday trip on his daughters wedding day.
    The reason or rather excuse he gave was that the invitation was done two years earlier by the Chinese arms supplier.
    So he didn’t want to loose air ticket which will expired soon.Can anybody on earth believe this story?
    According to my belief this was planned by some external force for several reasons to put blame on the govt of Sri lanka.General Sarath Fonseka says that Defense secretary approved his visit to China.I strongly believe that defense secretary smelled some thing is going on behind the curtain.That’s the reason he gave the permission to general to leave to China.
    By doing so the forces behind General Fonseka expected at least two things to achieve. Number one is to drag the war for a period of time enough to put pressure on Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa to stop war and save Prabhakaran
    and bring him to the negotiation table.By doing so it does not contradict what Gen.Fonseka said before that there may not be another heroic day speech by Prabhakaran.Insted of that there will be peace talks with surrendered Prabha. That was the wish of the west.
    Second thing was to put Gotabaya on war crimes trials. All the accusation of killing 3500 innocent civilians came only after Gen Fonseka left the island and while he was absent. Because Gotabaya had to Command the army due to Gen Fonseka’s absent in the derisive moment of the war.
    There is another reasonable doubt on why he wanted to procure arms even after defeating all terrorist. Why did he wanted to stay till the 60th anniversary in December.
    Today the main accusation of Gen Sarath Fonseka towards President Mahinda Rajapaksa is corruption. He could have overthrow the govt by doing the same accusation with the blessing of the West and force the acting Prez Ratnasiri Wicramanayaka to go to a fresh Parlimant election and a Presidantial election later.This is what exactly one astrologer revealed which who was detained by the govt .I strongly beleive he sent the message to the Govt to take it wisely or otherwise loose not only power but your head also.
    There were some agitation on the defense sector due to the mass collection of battle tanks in the 60th anniversary of the Sri lanka Army. Who knows those tanks ultimately aim at Presidantal Palace ..There are example around the world such overthrow of presidents.For instance Manuel Salana lost his power due to Army take over.
    In the event There is a very little chance to India to intervene to save Rajapaksa Brothers. All the West is backing General Fonseka and the secret power behind him.The danger is not over.. But now the West is slowly and painfully recognizing the dedication of Rajapaksa Brothers.

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