Gen.Fonseka (Rtd), Chandrakanthan and the JVP
Posted on December 25th, 2009

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia

One night during the 1987-89 Insurrection, some members of the JVP visited my brother, an army officer, who had come home for a short break after serving the terror stricken areas. He was blindfolded, tied his hands behind his back amidst screams from his wife and children and taken away. They were given strict instructions not to leave the house. Early next morning they received a note with the following burial conditions:
 1. The funeral to be held by mid-noon the same day.
2. The coffin was not to be carried shoulder high
3. No decorations within the premises or along the route of the procession
4. Only the closest relatives of the family were to attend the funeral and not to entertain any visitors
5. Funeral rights such as wearing white clothes, lighting of traditional lamps, wailing at home or at the grave site were prohibited
6. Speeches, recital of verses reading of appreciation notices etc., were banned.
 So the armed services and police personnel  will not forget JVP brutality during their reign of terror.

Chandrakanthan, Chief Minister, Eastern Provincial Council and Karuna are Ministers under UPFA National List. Their initial response was that they were to back Sarath Fonseka. But contrary to opposition expectation they have now shown their allegiance to the incumbent President Rajapakse. At a recent meeting Chandrakantha had said that a person who had served the army all his life and retired to do politics cannot be trusted.
 
This had angered the JVP. Anura Kumara Dissanayake, MP., and spokesman for Sarath Fonseka had said, “…Chandrakantha was responsible for a spate of high profile attacks, suicide bombing of Dalada Maligawa, massacre of policemen…”
 
In this connection, we wish to remind them that the people have not forgotten how JVP brutally killed unarmed service personnel, put pressure on them to resign, harassed their families and so on during the 1987-89 Insurrection.
 
During the 1988 elections, people were asked not to vote and threatended to line up the first five and shoot them. They did not even spare the dead. They were ridiculed and humiliated. Here is my experience.
 
One night during the 1987-89 Insurrection, some members of the JVP visited my brother, an army officer, who had come home for a short break after serving the terror stricken areas. He was blindfolded, tied his hands behind his back amidst screams from his wife and children and taken away. They were given strict instructions not to leave the house. Early next morning they received a note with the following burial conditions:
 
1. The funeral to be held by mid-noon the same day.
2. The coffin was not to be carried shoulder high
3. No decorations within the premises or along the route of the procession
4. Only the closest relatives of the family were to attend the funeral and not to entertain any visitors
5. Funeral rights such as wearing white clothes, lighting of traditional lamps, wailing at home or at the grave site were prohibited
6. Speeches, recital of verses reading of appreciation notices etc., were banned.
 
So the armed services and police personnel  will not forget JVP brutality during their reign of terror. Now that it’s glamour has faded, as a last straw, the lame-duck JVP are trying to cling on to anyone to be on the saddle.
 
In a lighter vein, I wish to say that this week an English Daily displayed two photos of Fonseka and Somawansa Amerasinghe, leader of the JVP, on the first page at two different meetings. Both photos showed Fonseka leaning towards Somawansa, who was showing a pointed fingure, and listening seriously. Obviously, Somawansa must be reminding the General, “… You are lucky we did not bump you off during the 1987 insurrection. So by any chance if you become President don’t sideline us…”  !!!

One Response to “Gen.Fonseka (Rtd), Chandrakanthan and the JVP”

  1. Priyantha Abeywickrama Says:

    Thank you for giving a first hand account of 87-89 JVP atrocities. When actions of those JVPers are analysed, their total disregard for human values is a clear sign of transgression of animals to humanity. They resemble a pattern of how animals could have behaved if born as modern humans. All the current problems faced by the humanity, caused by lack of restraints exercised by ancient humans, could be a result of animals taking human form of life. If we throw out the myth and legend with regard to human reproduction process, it is made of very simple processes to create many attrbitues of huamnity that remain common with other forms of life. However, while living in the nature, humanity was limited to humans who had to face all the tests of nature that would have decided the right to survive. As an example, a dog taking the human form would not be able to use human features when tested by nature such as climbing trees. Unfortunately, modern humanity outside the wild does not have such tests to check for their humanness. Unless we introduce such tests sooner, we will end up with a world full of humans that are worse than what we could have expected in the wild. Unfortunately, criminals who can be identified as animals with modern human knowledge less modern restraints, have to be stopped to ensure humanity from extinction. Those in JVP were a manifestation of such evil by their own conduct in that era of terror.

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